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Photograph of David Livingstone and Anna M. Livingstone, c.1857-1866. Copyright Wellcome Library, London. CC BY 4.0

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  • MacNeile, Hugh B., 1795-1897 (1) - Canon of Chester and dean of Ripon.
  • MacSkimming, William (1) - Son of William MacSkimming, Livingstone's teacher at Blantyre.
  • MacSkimming, [?] (1) - Son of William MacSkimming, Livingstone's teacher at Blantyre.
  • Macgregor, John, 1825-1892 (1) - Philanthropist and traveller. Pioneer of canoeing, famous for his extensive and solitary travels in the Rob Roy, which he documented in widely published books.
  • Macgregor, Miss (2)
  • Mackenzie, Charles F., 1825-1862 (1) - Archdeacon to John W. Colenso in Natal, 1854-59. Chosen to lead the Universities' Mission to Central Africa. Was consecrated Bishop of Central Africa in Cape Town 1861. Died in 1862 of fever at the confluence of the Ruo and Shire Rivers.
  • Mackenzie, Miss (2) - Sister of Bishop Charles F. Mackenzie, head of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa.
  • Maclear, Thomas, 1794-1879 (79) - Appointed astronomer of the Royal Observatory at Cape Town in 1833. Knighted 1860. Met Livingstone in 1852, became a close friend, and thereafter Livingstone depended on him to check and reduce his observations. Livingstone named Cape Maclear after him.
  • Maclehose, James, 1811-1885 (7) - Apprenticed to a bookseller in London 1833-38, where he met Livingstone. Ran a highly successful business as bookseller and publisher in Glasgow.
  • Maclellan, Walter (1) - Partner in P. and W. Maclellan, ironmongers in Glasgow.
  • Macmillan, Alexander, 1818-1896 (1) - Publisher, Cambridge and London.
  • Macnab, Samuel (1) - Ship and insurance broker, Glasgow.
  • Macqueen, James, 1778-1870 (1) - "Armchair" geographer. After a period as editor of the Glasgow Courier, moved to London and wrote much on African geography.
  • Majid ibn Sa'id Al-Busaid, 1834/5-1870 (1) - Son of Said ibn Sultan, the first Omani ruler of Zanzibar, and himself Sultan 1856-70. Was unable to assert his authority on the mainland against slave-traders.
  • Malmesbury, Earl of, 1807-1889 (21) - James Howard Harris. Succeeded to the title in 1841. A conservative. Was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1852 and 1858-59.
  • Manby, Charles, 1804-1884 (1) - Civil engineer who assisted in the building of the first iron steamboat. Served as Secretary of the Institution of Civil Engineers 1839-56.
  • Mann, William, 1817-1873 (6) - Astronomer. Assistant to Maclear at the Royal Observatory, Cape Town 1839-70.
  • Marjoribanks, Edward, 1776-1868 (3) - London banker. Senior partner in Coutts & Co.
  • Marsh, John C.L. (1) - Physician, mainly in Nottingham.
  • Marten, Miss (1)
  • Mason, William (1)
  • Mathieu, [?] (1) - French admiral and President of the Societe de Geographie de Paris.
  • May, Charles Murray (1)
  • May, Daniel J. (5) - Served in the Royal Navy along the West Coast of Africa. Took command of the "Pioneer" from its departure from Plymouth in 1860 until he was dismissed by Livingstone at Johanna in 1861.
  • Mburuma, ?-1860 (1) - Chief of the Ambo people. Was treacherously murdered by a band led by Jose Anselmo de Santos Anna.
  • McLeod, Norman, 1812-1872 (2) - Minister of the Church of Scotland. One of the founders of the Evangelical Alliance. Editor of Good Words 1860-72.
  • McRobert, Catherine (8) - Wife of Congregational minister John McRobert. Ran a school in Cambuslang, near Glasgow.
  • McRobert, John, 1793/4-1876 (7) - Congregational minister at Ellon 1823-34. Associated with George Street Chapel, Glasgow and Mrs. McRobert's school in Cambuslang.
  • McRobert, [?] (1)
  • McWilliam, James O., 1808-1862 (2) - Medical Officer during Trotter's expedition up the Niger River in 1841. Skills were severely tried by the onset of "African Fever" among the expedition's members. Later wrote several articles on this topic.
  • Medical Times and Gazette, Editor of the (1)
  • Meller, Charles J., 1836-1869 (3) - Surgeon of the "Pioneer." Served in the Zambezi region 1861-63. Was Vice-Consul in Madagascar 1865-66, and was associated with botanical gardens in Mauritius and Queensland.
  • Messrs Coutts and Co. (1)
  • Messrs Robert Napier and Sons (1)
  • Methuen, Henry H., 1818/9-1883 (1) - Curate in various parishes 1849-70.
  • Miles, Thomas (1)
  • Mills, Arthur, 1816-1898 (5) - Member of Parliament and writer on colonial affairs.
  • Mills, Miss (1) - Daughter of Arthur Mills.
  • Mills, Mrs. (1) - Wife of Arthur Mills.
  • Milne, Thomas (3) - Resident of Halifax.
  • Mirrlees, J.B. (1)
  • Moffat, Emily, 1831-1902 (2) - Daughter of a successful merchant in Brighton. Married Livingstone's brother-in-law early in 1858.
  • Moffat, John S., 1835-1918 (27) - Missionary. Fourth son of Robert Moffat. Made a contract with Livingstone to spread the gospel into the Zambezi region. In 1859, he and his wife took up residence among the Matebele, in what today is Zimbabwe.
  • Moffat, Mary, 1795-1871 (1) - Wife of Robert Moffat.
  • Moffat, Robert 1, 1795-1883 (98) - Missionary of the London Missionary Society in South Africa 1816-70. Translated the Bible into Setswana, the first complete translation into a Bantu language. Influenced Livingstone to go to Africa and became his father-in-law in 1845.
  • Moffat, Robert 2, 1827-1862 (3) - Surveyor and trader. Son of Robert Moffat and brother of Mary Moffat, Livingstone's wife. Surveyor in the Orange River Sovereignty 1848-89, surveyor to a copper mining company in Little Namaqualand 1854-55, and finally trader at Kuruman.
  • Monk, William, 1826-1884 (3) - Curate of St. Andrew's-the-Less, Cambridge, 1855-58. Editor of Livingstone's Cambridge lectures.
  • Moore, George (1)
  • Moore, Joseph, 1816-1897 (11) - Missionary in Tahiti 1842-45. Pastor of Congleton Congregational Church 1848-88. One of the closest of Livingstone's student friends, whom he visited in 1858.
  • Moore, [?] (1) - Brother or sister of Joseph Moore.
  • Morris, J.H. (1)
  • Moysey, Miss (3) - Cousin of Edmund Gabrien who resided in Plymouth.
  • Mudie, Charles E., 1818–1890 (1) - Founder of Mudie's Lending Library.
  • Murchison, Lady, ?-1869 (2) - Charlotte, wife of Sir Roderick I. Murchison.
  • Murchison, Roderick I., 1792-1871 (104) - Famous geologist, best known for his description of Silurian strata. President of the Royal Geographical Society 1843-45, 1851-53, 1856-59 and 1862-71. Met Livingstone in 1856 and they became close friends. Partially responsible for the Zambezi expedition and the attempt to settle the question of the sources of the Nile.
  • Murray, Andrew, 1794-1866 (1) - Served the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. Minister at Graaf-Reinet 1822-66, where Livingstone passed through in 1841 on his way to Kuruman.
  • Murray, John III, 1808-1892 (86) - Livingstone's publisher and adviser. Son of the founder of the John Murray publishing house.
  • Murray, John IV, 1851-1928 (1) - Along with brother Hallam Murray, assumed leadership of John Murray publishing house upon the death of John Murray III. Founding member of the Publishers' Association.
  • Myon, W.G. (1)