|Alexander Murdoch Mackay (1849-1890) of Rhynie, Scotland was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and Edinburgh University and worked as a mechanical engineer in Berlin. He was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1876 and was sent to the Eastern Equatorial Africa Mission. He was detained on and near the coast by illness and in making a road to Mpwapwa but ultimately reached Uganda late in 1878. He died at Usambiro in 1890, never having left Eastern Equatorial Africa. He reduced the vernacular of Uganda to writing, translated St Matthew's Gospel into Luganda and was engaged in preparing a catechism.
Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905)
|Presented to the CMS by executors of Rev. J. Harrison, October 1949; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s