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Sir Henry Morton Stanley

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Sir Henry Morton Stanley

Person  Male  Born 28/1/1841  Died 10/5/1904

Explorer and journalist, born as John Rowlands at Denbigh, Wales. Illegitimate and brought up in a workhouse, he sailed to America as a cabin boy in 1859. He befriended a trader called Henry Hope Stanley and eventually adopted his name. Fought for the confederate army in the American civil war. Becoming a journalist with the New York Herald, he travelled to Africa, where in 1871 he traced Doctor David Livingstone. Whether he actually said 'Doctor Livingstone, I presume?' is in question, as he tore out of his diary the relevant pages for the event. Knighted 1899. He died at 2 Richmond Terrace.
The boy in the photograph is Kalulu who Morton adopted as his gun bearer and servant.

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