Alexander Keith Johnston (1844-1879) was an explorer and geographer of Tanzania. Born in Edinburgh, he was the only son of the cartographer and publisher Alexander Keith Johnston, elder (1804-1871). His father and private tutors trained him in cartography and geography, and worked for the firm of Edward Stanford from 1866 to 1867. He then travelled ..
James Bruce (1730-1794) was an adventurer, traveller and explorer of North Africa and Ethiopia, where he traced the origins of the Blue Nile. Beginnings Kinnaird House, circa 1905 Bruce was born in Kinnaird House, Stirlingshire, becoming Laird at the age of 28, and descended from the great Scottish King Robert the Bruce. He was a ..