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LIVINGSTONE, David (1813-1873). African missionary & explorer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent 2 pages 8vo (mounted by the blank leaf on an album leaf), 50 Albemarle Street [the home and offices of John Murray], 2 December 1857. Declining a dinner invitation on the grounds of his prior engagements.

'As I am going to Cambridge on Friday and may not get through my public speaking before Saturday afternoon I fear that I may not be able to accept of your very kind invitation to dinner on the evening of that day. I tender you however my best thanks for your kindness.'

Oxford DNB records that Livingstone was introduced at Senate House in Cambridge on 4 December by William Whewell and the geologist Adam Sedgwick, and that a large audience cheered his concluding appear for missionaries.

The present letter is not (at the time of cataloguing) in the index to the known letters at Livingstone Online.
[No: 25367]

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