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Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904), Explorer and journalist
Sitter in 39 portraits
The journalist and explorer became involved with African exploration in response to an assignment from the New York Herald to 'find Livingstone'. Famously meeting Livingstone in October 1871, they spent the following months exploring Lake Tanganyika. He returned to England and published How I Found Livingstone (1872) to great success. Stanley's subsequent expedition to traverse Africa (1874 -77) settled many of the controversies over the Nile's source by circumnavigating Lake Victoria and charting the course of the Congo River.