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Biography: Mary Henrietta Kingsley ___"A biography in three parts of Mary Henrietta Kingsley, a Victorian explorer and writer who greatly influenced European ideas about Africa and its people." - Illustrated - From Alistair Boddy-Evans - http://africanhistory.about.com/library/weekly/aa011002a.htm

Category:Mary Kingsley __ Gallery of click-to-enlarge pictures of Mary Kingsley. - illustrated - From wikimedia.org - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Mary_Kingsley

Living on Earth Today: Mary Kingsley __ "Mary Kingsley once wrote that there were only two things of which she was particularly proud in her extraordinary, though short, life as an explorer: that her scientific mentor approved of the fish she collected on her travels, and that she learned how to paddle a canoe "pace, style, steering and all" as if she were an African."  A good biographical overview. - illustrated - from loe.org - http://www.loe.org/series/discovery_women/kingsley.php

Lost Lives: Mary Kingsley __ Family relationships and a lengthy article about Mary Kingsley. - illustrated - From billgreenwell.com - http://www.billgreenwell.com/lost_lives/index.php?key_id=583  

Mary Henrietta Kingsley __ A brief biography. - From distinguishedwomen.com - http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/kingsley.html

Mary Kingsley, against hippopotamus and cannibals __ An overview of Mary Kingsley along with a related video. - illustrated - From emmaalvarez.com - http://www.emmaalvarez.com/2007/08/mary-kingsley-against-hippopotamus-and.html 

 

Mary Kingsley ___Good information about this woman and her travels in Africa. You'll find several excepts from her writings. - Illustrated - From Spartacus Educational - http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wkingsley.htm

Mary Kingsley __ An encyclopedic entry with embedded links to related topics. - From nationmaster.com - http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Mary-Kingsley 

Mary Kingsley __ "Mary Kingsley upset the Church of England when she criticized missionaries for attempting to change the people of Africa. She talked about many aspects of African life that had shocked many English people, including polygamy. She argued that a "black man is no more an undeveloped white man than a rabbit is an undeveloped hare." She was, however, fairly conservative on other issues and did not support the women's suffrage movement."  You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kingsley 

Mary Kingsley: Biography __ A collection of biographies and other resources from various websites. - From answers.com - http://www.answers.com/topic/mary-kingsley 

Mary Kingsley: West African Explorer ___"Mary Henrietta Kingsley (1862-1900) was a British explorer who made two pioneering trips to West and Central Africa. She was the first European to enter remote parts of Gabon." Read about her adventures here. - Illustrated - From Enchanted Learning - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/k/kingsley.shtml

Royal African Society - Mary Kingsley __ "In 1897 Mary Kingsley had completed her two momentous journeys to West Africa and spoke of the need for an African society that would bring together the disparate interests - academics, friends, political alliances and traders..."  A good biographical overview, bibliography and more. - From royalafricansociety.org - http://www.royalafricansociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=169&Itemid=165

Travels in West Africa by Mary H. Kingsley __ Download this book for free. - From gutenberg.org - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5891  

 

 

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