Missionary Travels And Researches In South Africa;
Including A Sketch Of Sixteen Years' Residence In The Interior Of Africa,
And A Journey From The Cape Of Good Hope To Loanda On The West Coast;
Thence Across The Continent, Down The River Zambesi, To The Eastern Ocean.
By David Livingstone, LL.D., D.C.L.,
Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow;
Corresponding Member of the Geographical and Statistical Society of New York;
Gold Medalist and Corresponding Member of the Royal Geographical Societies
of London and Paris F.S.A., Etc., Etc.
SIR RODERICK IMPEY MURCHISON,
President Royal Geographical Society, F.R.S., V.P.G.S.,
Corr. Inst. of France, and Member of the Academies of St. Petersburg,
Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Brussels, Etc.,
is affectionately offered as a Token of Gratitude for the kind interest
he has always taken in the Author's pursuits and welfare;
and to express admiration of his eminent scientific attainments,
nowhere more strongly evidenced than by the striking hypothesis
respecting the physical conformation of the African continent,
promulgated in his Presidential Address to the Royal Geographic Society
in 1852, and verified three years afterward by the Author of these Travels.
London, Oct., 1857.
When honored with a special meeting of welcome by the Royal
Geographical Society a few days after my arrival in London in December last,
Sir Roderick Murchison, the President, invited me to give the world
a narrative of my travels; and at a similar meeting of the Directors
of the London Missionary Society I publicly stated my intention of sending
a book to the press, instead of making many of those public appearances
which were urged upon me.
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