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Livingstone is found, reported in the newspaper which financed the search...



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May 03, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, May 3, 1872 

* David Livingstone found
* Henry Morton Stanley


James Gorden Bennett, this newspaper's publisher, capitalized on the 19th century fascination with Africa & the whereabouts of explorer Dr. David Livingstone by hiring journalist Henry Stanley to search for him. Livingstone had ventured to Africa in 1865 for a 2 year expedition with little heard from him since.
So it is of no surprise that the Herald offered extraordinary coverage of the adventures of Stanley and Livingstone in Africa and no surprise as well that the Herald would be the first newspaper to announce the finding of Livingstone.
Page 7 begins with column heads: "LIVINGSTONE SAFETY" "Herald Special Re[port From London" "First Announcement of the Discovery of the Explorer as It Reached Zanizibar" "English Confirmation of the Glorious News"
The detailed and informative report takes up about 1 1/2 columns.
There had been doubts by many whether Livingstone was, in fact, alive.
Complete in 12 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.

Category: 1880-1889