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Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904)

Stanley, Henry Morton. A celebrated explorer and author; born in Denbigh, Wales, in 1841; died at London, May 10, 1904. Originally named John Rowlands, he was adopted at fifteen by a New Orleans merchant, whose name he took. He served in both the Confederate and Union armies in the Civil War; was a newspaper correspondent in Turkey and Abyssinia in 1868; and started on the search for Dr. Livingstone in October 1869, returning in July 1872. He made an exploration of Equatorial Africa 1874–78; founded the Congo Free State 1879–84; and headed a successful expedition for the relief of Emin Pasha in 1887–90. He was a Member of Parliament after 1896. His works include: ‘Coomassie and Magdala’ (1869); ‘How I Found Livingstone’ (1872); ‘Through the Dark Continent’ (1878); ‘The Congo and the Founding of its Free State’ (1885); and ‘In Darkest Africa’ the title best known to general readers in America.