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Number: 2069
Continent: Africa
Region: East
Place Names: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Congo
Year of Origin: 1890
Title: Map Of Ugandaand Adjacent Countries
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 23.8
Width: 37.1
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 5,550,000
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Alexander Keith Johnston
Engraver: W. & A.K. Johnston
Publisher: A. C. Armstrong
Hodder and Stoughton
Other Contributors: Alexander Murdoch Mackay
Northernmost Latitude: 4.0
Southernmost Latitude: -8.0
Westernmost Longitude: 26.5
Easternmost Longitude: 45.7
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: from duplicate book # 685 "Mackay of Uganda"; Alexander Murdoch Mackay 1849 - 1890 was a Presbyterian missionary to Uganda. He studied at the Free Church Training School for Teachers at Edinburgh, then at Edinburgh University, and finally at Berlin. He displayed a great aptitude for mechanics, and spent several years as a draftsman in Germany. In 1875, he offered his services as a missionary to the Church Missionary Society, was accepted, reached Zanzibar on his way to his field on 30 May 1876, and then to Uganda in November 1878. There, largely through his knowledge of practical mechanics, he enjoyed the protection of Mutesa; but when Mwanga came to the throne in 1884, Mackay's position became difficult because of the king's opposition, and there was little change when Kiwewa succeeded to the throne in 1888. Mackay still held on, however, and it is largely due to his courage, energy, and devotion that the mission in Uganda was in its flourishing condition in 1914. He fell victim to a malarial fever, and succumbed after four days of illness, having spent fourteen years in Africa without a return to his native Scotland.
Last updated: May 5, 2011