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Alexander Gordon Laing (1793-1826), Scottish explorer of Western Africa. He was the first European known to have reached the ancient city of Tombouctou (Timbuctoo) in August 1826 but was murdered there a month later. From 'A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen' by Thomas Thomson. (London, 1870). Engraving.

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Alexander Gordon Laing (1793-1826), Scottish explorer of Western Africa.  He was the first European known to have reached the ancient city of Tombouctou (Timbuctoo) in August 1826 but was murdered there a month later. From 'A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen' by Thomas Thomson. (London, 1870). Engraving.