Vere Louis Bosazza, D.Sc., F.R.G.S., F.G.S., was a student of African exploration, particularly its maritime aspects, who wrote on David Livingstone and his colleagues. He was a Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation, and his practical knowledge of seamanship gave him a special insight into the navigational aspects of Livingstone's travels. He published little, but produced a good deal of material in typescript, although his typing was erratic and his scripts have many manuscript additions.
'A narrative of the proceedings of a small party, sent by Captain Owen, of H.M.S. Leven, in July 1823, under the command of Lieut. C.W. Browne, R.N., to explore the course of the River Zambezi on the Eastern Coast of Africa', written by Antonio X. Jozi, a native of Angola and one of the survivors of the party. This is an illustrated copy of Bosazza's annotated transcription of Jozi's work (25 pages).
Presented by D.H. Simpson, 19 August 1991, to whom Bosazza's transcript was dedicated.
The R.C.S. Manucripts Collection includes papers on David Livingstone compiled by Vere Bosazza, RCMS 223, and his account of Thomas Baines' expeditions on the Zambezi, RCMS 224.
MSS Addenda, vol. III. Indexed
This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.