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Copies of letters from Jomo Kenyatta with transcripts and translations of some letters, 1921-1971

MS. 9469/1

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  1. Translations by Reverend Robert Macpherson of extracts from the Kikuyu Kirk Session Records, including letters from Kenyatta (signing as 'K.N. Johnstone') to the Kirk, 1921-1925, with translation of a letter from Kenyatta to his daughter Margaret, 1960. With a covering letter, 1971, from Macpherson.
  2. Letters from Kenyatta to his wife Grace, 1928-1929, to his son Muigai, 1939-1946, to the missionary Arthur Barlow, 1930, and from Lawi Iguku to Kenyatta, 1930, translated by Canon Cecil Bewes. With translations of documents relating to Kenyatta from the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, 1929-34.
  3. Letters, 1940-1959, to Geoffrey Husbands, a close English friend.
  4. Letters, 1952-1960, written from prison to his daughter Margaret Wambui, some translated by Margaret Bryan. With notes by Murray-Brown.
  5. Letters to D.N. Pritt, defence counsel at Kenyatta's trial, 1954 and 1959, with notes on Murray-Brown's meeting with Pritt in 1970.
  6. Letters, 1955-1959, written from prison to Dinah Stock (A.G. Stock), a friend from England. With transcript of letter to Stock concerning Kenyatta from Fenner Brockway, 1952, a letter refusing her permission to visit Kenyatta in 1960, press cuttings about Lokitaung Prison and notes by Murray-Brown.


  • 1921-1971


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 9469/1

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom