13 October 1862
MK, future ichthyologist, travel writer, and ethnographer, was born in Islington
, four days after her parents' marriage.
21 January 1897
MK published her popular Travels in West Africa
, which combines travel writing, ethnography, and colonial politics.
3 June 1900
MK died in Simon's Town
, Cape Colony
, after contracting typhoid or enteric fever from the patients she had been nursing.
MK's last piece of writing was a posthumously published letter to the New Africa
journal (published in Monrovia
) on race relations between Africans and Europeans.