Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Journalist Henry M Stanley


At 19, John Rowlands, a poor Welsh boy, had emigrated to America, had been adopted by a merchant of the name of Stanley, and had assumed the latter name. At 22, his adopting father having died without a will, young Stanley was serving as a petty officer on board the warship Minnesota. At 26 he had become a jour­nalist, and was about to represent the New York Herald with the British army in Abyssinia. On returning from this expedi­tion he delivered lectures on his adventures.  At 31 he
had dis­covered Dr. Livingstone, and had returned with glory. What Mr. Stanley has done recently is known to all the world.
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