MAY FRENCH SHELDON #100travelHERS
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Birth: May 10, 1848; Bridgewater, Pennsylvania
Death: 1936; London
Occupation: Novelist, essayist, translator, anthropologist, co-founder of a publishing house, Royal Geographic Society fellow
Notable journeys: Traveled alone to Africa in 1891 and circumnavigated Lake Chala. Returned to the Congo in 1903, visited Liberia in 1905.
Notable work: Sultan to Sultan: Adventures Among the Masai and Other Tribes of East Africa
Quote: “Somehow the more I dispassionately contemplated my venture, reviewing the pros and cons, the more I was convinced that I should accomplish something worth the greatest hardships and indefatigable output of force and endeavor requisite … It was like gathering one’s self up to enter an arena as a combatant.”