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Alexander Keith Johnston (1844 1879)

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Alexander Keith Johnston (1844–1879)

Alexander Keith Johnston (1844, November 11 in Edinburgh – 1879, June 28 in Tanzania) was a Scottish explorer and geographer.

He was the son of published geographer Alexander Keith Johnston (1804-1871) and Mary Grey.

From 1873 to 1875 he was geographer to a commission for the survey of Paraguay. He led a Royal Geographical Society expedition to Lake Nyasa and Tanganyika. Johnston died in Beho Beho in South Africa after 6 months of this expedition from malaria and dysentry.

He is remembered on his father's grave in Grange Cemetery in Edinburgh.

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Alexander Keith Johnston (1844–1879) Wikipedia


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