Henry Morton Stanley, an English explorer who lived in America, was commissioned by The New York Herald with the task of finding explorer David Livingstone. No one had heard from Livingstone since he left for Africa in 1840. Finding Livingstone in 1871 brought fame for Stanley and he became known as the man who uttered the words “D.R Livingstone, I presume” upon meeting him. After finding Livingstone, Stanley continued to explore Africa and went deeper into the Congo region.
• Brooks, N. (2011). ‘HENRY M. STANLEY (BORN 1841)’ from Web-Books [online]. Available at www.web-books.com [Accessed 5 December 2011]
Dear friends of SAHO
South African History Online (SAHO) needs your support.
SAHO is one of the most visited websites in South Africa with over 6 million unique users a year. Our goal is to fulfill our mandate and continue to build, and make accessible, a new people’s history of South Africa and Africa.
Please help us deliver this by contributing upwards of $1.00 a month for the next 12 months.