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The French-sheldon Lecture

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The brilliant and traveled Mrs. May French-Sheldon, F. R. G. S., gave her famous lecture entitled "Sultan to Sultan, the Wonders of África," before a large and appreciative audience at Fneze Memorial hall last Friday evening. To the Ladies' Library Association is due the credit for the opportunity offered the people of our city to hear this noted traveler and African explorer. No woman, perhaps, unless it be the late Amelia B. Edwards, has ever traveled so extensively in the dark continent as has Mrs. French-Sheldon. For more than two hours she entertained the large and appreciative audience which assembled to hear her with her inmical fnarative of explorations and adventures. She described in a charming manner the difficulties attending the organization of the caravan composed of several hundred native men and women, with which she made her journey of more than r,ooo miles into the comparatively unknown regions of África. Every stage and happening of this strange journey was brought out with the skill of a master word painter. At the courts of savage kings, and everywhere, she was received, with the highest honors the simple natives knew how to bestow. Although she was the only white woman in the expedition, her passage through hostile and barbarous nations was marked by no treatment at variance with the sensibilities of a refined and cultured woman. Her story was simply marvelous. Throughout her journey the American flag was carried at the head of the expedition. She expects soon to make another trip to África. During her stay in Ann Arbor she was entertained by Mrs. James B. Angelí. After the lecture she was accorded an informal reception at the home of Mrs. Palmer, corner of División and Ann streets.


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