Mary Kingsley

woman, traveller, and ethnologist

Died aged c. 38

Mary Henrietta Kingsley (13 October 1862 – 3 June 1900) was an English ethnographer, scientific writer, and explorer whose travels throughout West Africa and resulting work helped shape European perceptions of both African cultures and British colonialism in Africa.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Mary Kingsley 1862-1900 traveller and ethnologist lived here as a child

22 Southwood Lane, N6 Haringey, London, United Kingdom where they lived

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Mary Kingsley (1862-1900) [full inscription unknown]

22 Southwood Lane, Highgate, London, United Kingdom where they lived