The Story of the Life of Mackay of Uganda. Told for Boys. (By his sister).
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1891. 0. "This book is written especially for boys, in the hope that Mackay's example may lead many of them to think of Africa, and devote their lives to its moral and spiritual regeneration."(author's preface). All edges gilt. Pp.viii/338/6(ads), sepia portrait frontispiece + 11 black & white plates, gift message to inner front endpaper, some light marginal spotting, cracking to inner hinges but still holding. Red pictorial cloth(natives and a canoe) with gilt title to front, illustration of native to spine, spine dulled, some bleach spots to rear cover. G+.**Alexander Murdoch Mackay was a missionary, a teacher and an engineer who contributed tremendously to Christianity and education in Uganda. As a youth, he left Scotland and committed his life to preaching the word of God to the people of Uganda.He introduced vocational training, taught practical skills and laid the foundation of education in the Church of Uganda. He introduced a printing press which he used to print the Luganda version of the Holy Bible. The printing press is now at the Uganda Museum. Unfortunately, his work was cut short by persecution from the leadership then. He fled to Tabora, Tanzania, where he died at the age of only 41 years. (Mackaycollegeinfo).
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