In His Own Words: Overview
The "In His Own Words" section of Livingstone Online provides direct access (including download access) to high-resolution images and detailed transcriptions of Livingstone's original manuscripts. The section draws on our rich Livingstone database to give users multiple options for browsing and searching these manuscripts. The guide below describes each of the pages in this part of the site.
The Livingstone Online Digital Collection - describes the scope of the Livingstone Online digital collection and enumerates the various methods available for encountering this collection.
Browse by Digital Catalogue Record - allows users to browse and sort our full digital database of nearly 3000 Livingstone and Livingstone-related items. In many cases, users can also view images and transcriptions online or download archival packets of individual items.
Browse by Addressee - allows users to browse images and transcriptions of Livingstone's manuscripts according to the individuals to whom Livingstone addressed these items. Note: this section does not provide access to all the items in our digital collections as Livingstone did not address some of these items (e.g., maps, diaries, etc.) to particular individuals.
Browse by Repository - allows users to browse images and transcriptions of Livingstone's manuscripts by the libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions where these manuscripts reside.
Browse by Timeline - allows users to browse images and transcriptions of Livingstone's manuscripts according to the date on which these manuscripts were created. This section of the site is still under construction.