Butterflies collected in the Shire Valley, East Africa

About the Project

This notebook of butterflies from the Shire Valley, East Africa (present day Malawi) was originally attributed to John Kirk. The actual author of the work, as determined by a Kirk scholar is Reverend Horace Waller; an English missionary and anti-slavery activist who went on several expeditions to Africa in the 19th century. Waller developed a strong friendship with Dr. David Livingstone after the two met in Africa in 1861. Waller joined Livingstone's expedition, which traveled along the Zambezi river, at a mission in the Shire highlands. This specimen book is part of the Field Book Project. The purpose of the project is to create a digital collection for increased accessibility to these rich research materials.

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