Livingstone MSS.. These papers mostly concern Livingstone's African expeditions and time spent in Britain, 1864-1865,but also contain occasional references to the U.M.C.A., slave trade and personal matters.
- Letters from Livingstone, 1862-1872
- Undated letters and fragments, 19th century
- Letters from Wallace to Livingstone, 1869-1873
- Letters from Sir Thomas Maclear, Astronomer Royal at the Cape, mostlyaddressed to Livingstone, 1866-1875
Gordon MSS.. Topics described include thesuppression of the slave trade in the Sudan, the characters and conduct ofmembers of Gordon's staff, the behaviour of missionaries, and Gordon's own viewson historical and theological questions. They throw new light on his plans forEast and Central Africa and on his relations with King Leopold of the Belgians,whose service he was on the point of entering when he was entrusted with hismission to Khartoum in 1884.
- Various papers, 1874-1884, mainly letters addressed to Waller
- Miscellaneous letters and fragments, 19th century
Miscellaneous letters, mainly addressed to Waller, [c1859-1893]. Thecorrespondents include Sir John Kirk, U.M.C.A. missionaries and Gordon'ssister
Diaries, 1849-1867, with notes, sketches and vocabulary of the Manganjalanguage. These include a view of life in the first U.M.C.A. settlement,the personalities of its members, and the difficulties with which they hadto contend.
Proofs of Livingstone's Last Journals, endorsedThese should be carefully preserved as there arepassages in them from Dr. Livingstone's notes and MSS. which were cut outbefore the book was published, at the suggestion of Mr. John Murray. He waspleased, by the bye, to designate it the most difficult piece of compilationhe had ever known. Waller was entrusted with editing the journals. Thepassages deleted relate mainly to the misconduct of boys from the Nassickschool at Bombay whom Livingstone took with him on expedition. Together withthese proofs, Waller kept the originals of the sketches he made for the book.
Maps of Africa, miscellaneous sketches, photographs, etc., [19th century]
Gordon's map of Palestine, [19th century]