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Closes Thurs 11PM: 1873 Original London News Print from the Second Livingstone Relief Expedition

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#1 jose melendez

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:11 PM

This is an original page from the Illustrated London News of November 15, 1873 showing scenes from the second Livingstone Relief Expedition. It's not the famed Stanley expedition, rather a second expedition to relieve him launched in February 1873. Let's start at $50.

A bit about the expedition "A few weeks after the hurricane, in May 1872, Stanley arrived at Bagamoyo, where he met Dawson and told him that Livingstone was safe and would be arriving after a few more months. Dawson cancelled the Search and Relief Expedition and returned to London. But by the end of 1872 Livingstone had still not arrived back at Zanzibar as expected, so in February 1873 a second Relief Expedition, led by Lieutenant Verney Lovett Cameron, set out from Zanzibar to find him.

Unknown to Cameron, and the rest of the world, Livingstone had grown ill, with a recurrence of dysentery. On 2 May 1873 he died in the village of Chitambo, near Lake Bangweulu (in present-day Zambia), 800km (500 miles) south of Ujiji, and even further from the actual source of the Nile. Two of his companions carried his body back towards Zanzibar. In August 1873 they reached Kazeh, where they met Cameron.

Cameron decided to march on to Ujiji which he reached in February 1874 and where he found Livingstone's papers. From Ujiji, Cameron continued westwards, eventually reaching the Atlantic coast in November 1875, thereby becoming the first European to travel across this part of Africa from east to west."

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Edited by jose melendez, 08 August 2012 - 07:33 AM.

#2 jose melendez

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:00 AM

No bids? This is a great chance to own a piece of real history and to kick AIDS in the nuts.

#3 jose melendez

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:03 AM

No one wants a real souvenier of "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" I mean, this isn't it, but still.

#4 EddieCollins

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:10 AM

Okay I'll start it off with $50.00.

#5 jose melendez

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:32 AM

Bump for closing

#6 EddieCollins

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:33 AM

I'm at work right now but will send the payment info later today.

#7 EddieCollins

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:17 PM

One-time Support for International Change $50.00 send card
Tax-deductible administrative fee $2.50
Total (USD): $52.50

Transaction Date: 8/10/12 19:10 EDT
Transaction Number: 1253362244

#8 jose melendez

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:51 AM

Can you confirm your intiitals? I think I've got it.

#9 EddieCollins

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:31 PM

First name is Amy last name begins with an L.

#10 jose melendez

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:06 AM

confirmed. I'll get it to you in September. OPM me your address