Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 15

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(EXPLORERS.) PETERS, CARL. Autograph Letter Signed, to C.T. Scott ("Dear Sir"), casting doubt upon reports of the death of Emin Pasha. 1/2 page, 8vo, "The Waldorf" stationery, with integral blank; paperclip stain at upper edge, horizontal fold. With the original envelope. New York, 22 August 1893

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". . . I cannot know whether Emin Pascha is alive at this moment or not; but that I am of [the] opinion the news [reports] which we have received about his death are wrong."
Carl Peters (1856-1918) was a German explorer who founded the German colony of East Africa. Between 1888 and 1890, Peters directed an expedition to rescue Mehmed Emin Pasha [born a German, baptized Eduard Schnitzer] from the rebellion led by Muhammad Ahmad in Equatoria, South Sudan. The earlier expedition of Henry M. Stanley is better known because of the success of Stanley's book, In Darkest Africa. In 1892, during an expedition for the German East Africa Company, Emin Pasha was killed by slave traders.