RICHARD AND JOHN LANDER
\ɹˈɪt͡ʃəd and d͡ʒˈɒn lˈandə], \ɹˈɪtʃəd and dʒˈɒn lˈandə], \ɹ_ˈɪ_tʃ_ə_d a_n_d dʒ_ˈɒ_n l_ˈa_n_d_ə]\
Definitions of RICHARD AND JOHN LANDER
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African explorers, natives of Cornwall. Richard was born 1804; died 1834. John was born 1807; died 1839. The elder brother accompanied Clapperton on his expedition to the Niger, and after Clapperton's death returned to England, where he published his own and his master's "Journals". He was then commissioned by the British government to determine the course of the lower Niger, and on that expedition was accompanied by his brother (1830-31). A detailed narrative of their explorations is given in their "Journal of an Expedition to Explore the Course and Termination of the Niger" (3 vols., 1832).
By Charles Dudley Warner
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