The Discovery of the Source of the Nile

Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 208,864 / 572 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51
LoC Category: G
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Genres: History, Travel
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, that the Nile source was traced. Returning to England that year he met with an ovation, and addressed a special meeting of the Geographical Society, and the same year, 1863, published his "Journal of the Discovery of the Nile." Opposed in his statements by Burton and M'Queen (The Nile Basin, 1864"), it was arranged that he and Burton should meet for a debate, when on the very day fixed, Speke accidentally shot himself while out partridge-shooting.

Sir R. Murchison, addressing the Royal Geographical Society that year, speaks of Speke's discovery of the source of the Nile as solving the "problem of all ages."

Only two books were published by Speke--the "Journal" of 1863, which follows, and its sequel--"What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile," which appeared in the year of his death, 1864.


Introduction.


In the following pages I have endeavoured to describe all that appeared to me most important and interesting among the events and the scenes that came under my

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