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  • Henry M. Stanley took an estimated 180 pounds of books with him when he explored Africa in the 1870s.

    The Book Collection That Devoured My Life

  • Welsh-born American journalist Henry M. Stanley (1841-1904) uttered those words, or so he claimed, upon tracking down the Scottish missionary and long-missing explorer Stanley Livingstone beside Lake Tanganyika in central Africa in 1871.

    Five Best

  • He responded to a toast with the claim that he, and not Henry M. Stanley, had discovered Dr. Livingstone in Africa.

    Mark Twain

  • Henry M. Stanley, Esq., has handed to me today the diary of Dr. Livingstone, my father, sealed and signed by my father, with instructions written on the outside, signed by my father, for the care of which, and for all his actions concerning and to my father, our very best thanks are due.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • He had heard of R.S. Smythe, who had personally conducted Henry M. Stanley and other great lecturers through Australia and the East, and he wrote immediately, asking information and advice concerning such a tour.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • At the same time the various powers recognized the Congo Free State (See 1885, April), which had developed under Leopold of Belgium from the International Association for the Exploration and Civilization of Central Africa (1876), and later the International Association of the Congo (1878), financed by Leopold and exploiting the discoveries of Henry M. Stanley.

    1884, Feb. 26

  • Henry M. Stanley, searching for Livingstone, found him on Lake Tanganyika.


  • Theodore Roosevelt and Henry M. Stanley sent their congratulations.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • At twelve Remenyi was making his violin tremulous with melody, and Cæsar delivered an oration at Rome; at thirteen Henry M. Stanley was a teacher; at fourteen Demosthenes was known as an orator; at fifteen Robert Burns was a great poet, Rossini composed an opera, and

    A Fleece of Gold; Five Lessons from the Fable of Jason and the Golden Fleece

  • Henry M. Stanley was a poorhouse waif whose real name was John Rowlands.

    How to Speak and Write Correctly


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