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White Man's Country file 6, 1926-1937


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Comprises three folders containing manuscript notes on the Kikuyu:

  1. (fols 1-34) - 'I. Notes from books on the Kikuyu', with subject index, n.d.
  2. (fols 35-105) - 'II. Muringo's Camp Notes' containing: 1. diary of events at Muringo's Camp, 4 Jan-15 Feb [1936 or 1937], with subject index; 2. notes on Squatters. n.d.
  3. (fols 106-141) - 'MS of Book on Kikuyu (Odd Notes)', n.d., including: (fols 106-113) accounts written by Kikuyu boys of their early lives, n.d.; (fols 114-118) list of names and other Kikuyu words; (fols 119-132) typescript listing family relationships, with Kikuyu translation; (fols 133-136) printed leaflet of specimens of Kikuyu proverbs, by Marion S. Stevenson (Kenya Colony), 18 Oct 1926; (fol 137) questionnaire on words, names and native customs, n.d.; (fols 138-139) 'Details of Meat-Eating: cases from S. Nyeri District, n.d.; (fol 140) South Nyeri District: notes about crops, n.d.; and (fol 141) letter from the Department of Agriculture, Nyeri, to Elspeth Huxley, giving an estimated count of goats in the District, 25 Feb 1937.


  • Creation: 1926-1937


1.0 file

Language of Materials

  • English


MSS. Afr. s. 782 box 2, file 6