Notes on the Geography of The United Kingdom: London 4: Albertopolis: Photo 2
It reads: "In memory of Speke. Victoria Nyanza and the Nile 1864." That was the year Speke shot himself, presumably accidentally. Two years later, this stone went up. No need for Speke's Christian name; no need to explain the significance of Lake Victoria or the source of the Nile. Those who would appreciate the monument already knew.
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