Scope and Contents
The correspondence of Series I includes twenty-one letters or fragments of letters written by Waller to his family and ten letters to or from others. The letter and note from David Livingstone are of particular interest because they are not among those listed in David Livingstone: a Catalogue of Documents, compiled by G.W. Clendennen and I.C. Cunningham. Summaries of the contents of the letters in this manuscript group are contained in a description of the collection provided by the dealer from whom they were purchased. (See Box 2, following folder 25.)
Series II contains a variety of manuscript and printed writings: a list written by Waller during his school days, a pencilled journal possibly written by Waller's brother which describes travels through South Africa, Waller's diaries for the years 1875 and 1876, a small book published by Waller in 1891, and an article written about Waller following his death in 1896.
Series III contains four photographs. Dates and identification have been noted as available. The identification of the individual standing by a coffin in one of these photographs has been supplied on the basis of a similar photograph found in Donald Simpson's work Dark Companions.
Conditions Governing Access
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- I. Correspondence, 1861-1873
- II. Diaries, writings, 1858 -1896
- III. Photographs, 1864, 1874, n.d.
1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Biographical / Historical
- Born in London. Following his education, joined his father in business on the Stock Exchange
- Went to Africa as Lay Superintendent of Universities' Mission to Central Africa under leadership of Bishop Charles F. Mackenzie
- Resigned position with the Universities' Mission following disagreement with Bishop T.G. Tozer, Mackenzie's successor, regarding liberated slaves who had been under care of the Mission
- Returned to England
- Licensed to curacy of St. John's Chatham
- Became member of the committee of the Anti-Slavery Society
- Appointed vicar of Leytonstone,Essex
- Edited journals of David Livingstone for publication
- Rector of Twywell, Thrapston, Northamptonshire
- Died at East Liss, Hampshire
- 1888 On Some African Entanglements of Great Britain
- 1890 Nyassaland: Great Britain's Case Against Portugal
- 1891 Ivory, Apes, and Peacocks: an African Contemplation
- 1893 Health Hints for Central Africa
- 1894 Slaving and Slavery in our British Protectorates, Nyssaland and Zanzibar
- 1896 The Case of Our Zanzibar Slaves: Why Not Liberate Them?
- Guide to the Horace Waller Papers
- Compiled by Martha Lund Smalley
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
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