Stanley, with pith helmet, in 1872.
Henry M Stanley with the officers of the Advance Column, Cairo, 1890. From the left : Dr. Thomas Heazle Parke, Robert H. Nelson, Henry M. Stanley, William G. Stairs, and Arthur J. M. Jephson
Portrait of a young Henry Morton Stanley c.1870s
The steel boat Advance as depicted in In Darkest Africa by H.M. Stanley.
Stanley's graffito at Persepolis, Iran
The expedition route between the Upper Congo river and Bagamoyo
"Dr. Livingstone, I presume?", an illustration from Stanley's 1872 book How I Found Livingstone
Le Peace
1872 Carte de visite – Stanley and Kalulu.
Le Florida
Henry M Stanley with the officers of the Advance Column, Cairo, 1890. From the left: Dr. Thomas Heazle Parke, Robert H. Nelson, Henry M. Stanley, William G. Stairs, and Arthur J. M. Jephson
Henry M. Stanley in 1884
Henry Morton Stanley, 1890
Studio Portrait of Henry Morton Stanley, ca. 1890, published by L Herbst, Sydney
Henry Stanley and party standing on the back of an observation car at Monterey, California, 19 March 1891
Comparison of Africa in the years 1880 and 1913
Henry Morton Stanley's grave in Pirbright, Surrey
Memorial to H. M. Stanley in St Asaph
Henry M. Stanley in 1884

Besides his discovery of Livingstone, he is mainly known for his search for the sources of the Nile and Congo rivers, the work he undertook as an agent of King Leopold II of the Belgians which enabled the occupation of the Congo Basin region, and his command of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition.

- Henry Morton Stanley

The expedition was led by Henry Morton Stanley and came to be both celebrated for its ambition in crossing "darkest Africa", and notorious for the deaths of so many of its members and the disease unwittingly left in its wake.

- Emin Pasha Relief Expedition
Stanley, with pith helmet, in 1872.

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Charles George Gordon

British Army officer and administrator.

British Army officer and administrator.

Gordon between 1878 and 1885
Gordon, from a photograph taken shortly after the Crimea.
Charles Gordon as a tidu (Captain General).
A scene of the Taiping Rebellion. Estimates of the war dead from the Taiping Rebellion range from 20 to 70 million to as high as 100 million.
Gordon Gardens, Gravesend
General Gordon in Egyptian uniform.
Gordon caricatured by Ape in Vanity Fair in 1881.
Muhammad Ahmad, the self-proclaimed Mahdi.
General Gordon in Khartoum.
The maximum extent of the Mahdist State from 1881 to 1898, with modern national boundaries displayed.
A cartoon of Charles Gordon greeting reinforcements at Khartoum in 1885. Published before Gordon's death was known.
General Gordon's Last Stand, by George W. Joy.
Depiction of Gordon's head shown to Slatin.
Rebuilt Gordon Hall near Haihe River in Tianjin, China
The Gordon Hospital in Bloomburg Street, London
General Charles George Gordon Statue in Gravesend
Statue in Gordon Reserve, Melbourne, Australia
Statue of General Gordon on the Victoria Embankment, London
General Gordon's Memorial at Queen's Park Southampton
Statue of Gordon, seated on a camel, which stood in front of the palace in Khartoum prior to Sudanese independence in 1956

Leopold tried very hard to convince Gordon to enter his service, not least because Gordon was known to be modest in his salary demands, unlike Leopold's current agent in the Congo, Henry Morton Stanley, who received a monthly salary of 300,000 Belgian francs.

In 1887, the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition under Henry Morton Stanley set out to rescue Dr. Emin Pasha, still holding out in Equatoria against the Ansar.

Emin Pasha

Ottoman physician of German Jewish origin, naturalist, and governor of the Egyptian province of Equatoria on the upper Nile.

Ottoman physician of German Jewish origin, naturalist, and governor of the Egyptian province of Equatoria on the upper Nile.

Schnitzer in 1875
Emin Bey's travels
Map from ‘’In Darkest Africa''

The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, led by Henry Morton Stanley, undertook to rescue Emin by going up the Congo River and then through the Ituri Forest, an extraordinarily difficult route that resulted in the loss of two-thirds of the expedition.

Edmund Musgrave Barttelot

Edmund Musgrave Barttelot (28 March 1859 – 19 July 1888) was a British army officer, who became notorious after his allegedly brutal and deranged behaviour during his disastrous command of the rear column in the Congo during Henry Morton Stanley's Emin Pasha Relief Expedition.

Original West End programme

The Rear Column

Play by Simon Gray set in the jungle of the Congo Free State in 1887–88.

Play by Simon Gray set in the jungle of the Congo Free State in 1887–88.

Original West End programme

The story begins after explorer Henry Morton Stanley, has gone to relieve Emin Pasha, governor of Equatoria, from a siege by Mahdist forces.

William Grant Stairs

Canadian-British explorer, soldier, and adventurer who had a leading role in two of the most controversial expeditions in the Scramble for Africa.

Canadian-British explorer, soldier, and adventurer who had a leading role in two of the most controversial expeditions in the Scramble for Africa.

Henry M Stanley with the officers of the Advance Column, Cairo, 1890. From the left : Dr. Thomas Heazle Parke, Robert H. Nelson, Henry M. Stanley, William G. Stairs, and Arthur J. M. Jephson
Royal Military College memorial
pre WWI memorial plaque dedicated to Royal Military College of Canada ex-cadets William Grant Stairs, Huntly Brodie Mackay, and William Henry Robinson

Captain Stairs was appointed to the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition led by Henry Morton Stanley, at the time the most celebrated living explorer of Africa.

NASA Landsat photo of Lake Edward (left) and smaller Lake George with the Kazinga Channel between them

Lake Edward

One of the smaller African Great Lakes.

One of the smaller African Great Lakes.

NASA Landsat photo of Lake Edward (left) and smaller Lake George with the Kazinga Channel between them
Edward Nyanza. The black and dashed lines indicate Stanley's route.
Rivers and lakes of Uganda. Click image to enlarge.
Lake Edward from Mweya in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Henry Morton Stanley first saw the lake in 1888, during the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition.

Arthur Jephson

English merchant seaman and army officer.

English merchant seaman and army officer.

Henry M Stanley with the officers of the Advance Column, Cairo, 1890. From the left : Dr. Thomas Heazle Parke, Robert H. Nelson, Henry M. Stanley, William G. Stairs, and Arthur J. M. Jephson

He became an adventurer and African explorer, who accompanied H. M. Stanley on the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, 1887–1889.