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Interviews conducted by Jeremy Murray-Brown with family, friends and acquaintances of Jomo Kenyatta, with transcripts of some letters, 1930-1971

MS. 9469/2

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  1. Notes on interviews with relatives and acquaintances of Kenyatta from his childhood onwards, arranged alphabetically and including some letters, 1963-1971. The interviewees include members of the Kikuyu who describe conditions in Kenya in the early 20th century, British individuals living in Kenya and those who knew Kenyatta when he was in Britain.
  2. Extensive notes on meetings with and information provided by Geoffrey Husbands (a friend in England since the 1930s), Edna Kenyatta (Kenyatta's second wife whom he married in England in 1942) and Dinah Stock (a close friend and supporter in England), 1970. With transcripts of letters to and from Kenyatta dating from the 1930s to the 1960s.
  3. Transcripts of recorded interviews with Fenner Brockway, Sir Derek Erskine, James Gichuru, Mbiyu Koinange, Malcolm Macdonald, T.R. Mackonnen, Eliud Mathu, Tom Mboya, Dr Njoroge Mungai, Humphrey Slade and Joseph Murumbi, c.1969-1971.


  • 1930-1971


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 9469/2

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom