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.