This edition is based on the text published by J. M. Dent and Sons, Limited (No. 50 of the Everyman's Library), published in London, 1906. "The Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile" was first published in 1863.
John Hanning Speke, born 1827. Served in the Punjab but left in 1854 to explore Somaliland. Discovered Lake Tanganyika with Burton, and Lake Victoria independently. Was, with Grant, the first European to cross equatorial Africa. Died 1864.