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Livingstone's house, Blantyre

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Postcard sent to Rev. R.B. Layton, San Fernando, Trinidad, B.W.I., mailed from Glasgow, Scotland.
David Livingstone (1813-1873) was a missionary, doctor, and explorer, who tried to find the source of the Nile River. He was born in Shuttlerow in Blantyre, Scotland, 8 miles south-east of Glasgow. The house was built as a cotton mill, powered by the Clyde River. He died in what is now Zambia.
Do you remember visiting this salubrious spot? There is going to be a celebration here next summer. W.A.M.

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"Janebank, Blantyre, 20/7/09
Hope Trinidad is still flourishing as well as ever. Everything here is looking lovely: the roses are in full bloom. All the rest of the family are on holiday just now at North Berwick. I myself am leaving on Thurs. (22nd) for the Camp & Conference of the Student Christian Movement to be held this year at Baslow, Derbyshire, England. I hope you & Mrs. Layton are liking your life out there. All at "Janebank" send you their best regards & good wishes. The Tainsh's were asking very kindly for you both.
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20 July 1909
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  • Latitude: 55.791 Longitude: -4.0972
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Livingstone's house, Blantyre

Postcard sent to Rev. R.B. Layton, San Fernando, Trinidad, B.W.I., mailed from Glasgow, Scotland.