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Papers of Major Richard W. Kettlewell, CMG, [1978-1984]

MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (154) (Box 10)

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Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project and curriculum vitae, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].


  • Creation: [1978-1984]


27 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (154) (Box 10)

Biographical / Historical

Major Richard Wildman Kettlewell (b 1910), CMG (1955) joined the Colonial Service as agricultural officer, Nyasaland, 1934. He was a member of the King's African Rifles Reserve of Officers, Nyasaland, 1938-1939. During World War Two he served with the 1/2nd Battalion, King's African Rifles, British Somaliland, Ethiopia, Kenya and Ceylon, 1940-1942, and in the 21st East Africa Brigade, Ceylon, 1942-1943. He re-joined the Colonial Service in Nyasaland as a senior officer in 1943, rising to Deputy Director of Agriculture, 1950, Director, 1951, Secretary, National Resources, 1960 and Minister of Lands and Surveys, 1961.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (154) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Materials

Detailed memorandum on service in agriculture, Nyasaland, 1934-1962 (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 476 (22)); Memories of a colonial career, account of work in the Colonial Agricultural Service, Nyasaland, photocopied transcript, 1980 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1811); tapes and transcript of interview on experiences in the Colonial Agricultural Service, Nyasaland, 1934-1962, with transcript of colloquium on land and related articles and reports, 1955-1964 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1742 (23)).

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