Science: Expeditions: Aug. 26, 1929

Last week's news of expeditions in the name of science, included the following:

Mrs. Delia J. Denning Akeley, first wife of the late Carl Ethan Akeley, sailed from Manhattan for a solitary year among Belgian Congo pigmies. Akeley introduced her to Africa in 1905. She helped him at his kills and photography. After their divorce in 1923 she spent three months studying pigmies. Her present expedition, on which she will have no civilized companion, is to expand those studies. Just before sailing, she said: "I hate and dread the loneliness of it, and I'm...

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