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Notes and diaries on visits to Africa, 1937-1963

MSS. Afr. s. 2154 box 11

  • Request

Nellie Grant's notes and Elspeth Huxley's notes and diaries on visits to Africa, providing material for books:

  1. (file 1) - manuscript notes by Nellie Grant at Murigo's camp, where Nellie Grant and Elspeth Huxley were collecting material for Red Strangers, 1937. Sections headed (or about): Teaching of agriculture; Remembering about old teaching; Behaviour of young people; A typical day; and On names and behaviour. (68 fols)
  2. (item 2) - manuscript notebook labelled 'Notes made Oct-Dec 1945 in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika when reporting on setting up of an East African Literature Bureau', 1945. (84 fols)
  3. (item 3) - manuscript notebook labelled 'Mau Mau 1953. Notes made in various parts of Kenya on Mau Mau emergency, used for novel A Thing to Love', Oct-Dec 1953. (67 fols)
  4. (file 4) - typescript diary of travel in Rhodesia and Nyasaland when serving on the Monckton Commission, 21 Feb-2 May 1960. (144 fols)
  5. (file 5) - manuscript East African Diary: material for Forks and Hope, 29 Jan-22 Apr 1963. (449 fols)


  • Creation: 1937-1963


1.0 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MSS. Afr. s. 2154 box 11