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Journalist Henry Morton Stanley found David Livingstone - On this day in Scottish history

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Journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley found the missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone on 10 November 1871 and reputedly uttered the words 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?' Stanley, who was a Welsh-born journalist and explorer, had been tasked with finding Livingstone by the New York Herald newspaper after Livingstone had been missing in Africa for several years.

Although many believed that Livingstone was dead, Stanley discovered him close to Lake Tanganyika, in Tanzania. The pair then teamed up to continue exploring Africa, a trip Stanley wrote about in his book How I Found Livingstone: Travels, Adventures and Discoveries in Central Africa.

Although Stanley claimed to have uttered the words 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?' his claim was disputed and was neither confirmed nor denied by Livingstone himself.

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