Papers of Sir Harold Kittermaster
Paper given by Kittermaster on the Somalis and other tribes of British Somaliland, c1930.
- Creation: c1930
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Afr. s. 2341].
MSS. Afr. s. 2341
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 2802
Biographical / Historical
Sir Harold Baxter Kittermaster (1879-1939), KCMG (1936), KBE (1928), CMG (1926), OBE (1918) worked in the Transvaal Education Department, 1903-1907. He became Assistant District Commissioner, East Africa Protectorate, 1908 and served as District Commissioner and Officer-in-Charge, Northern Frontier District, 1915-1919. He was Senior Assistant Secretary, 1920 and Secretary to the Administration, 1921, Somaliland Protectorate. He was Governor of the Somaliland Protectorate, 1926-1931 and of British Honduras, 1932-1934. From 1934 he served as Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Nyasaland Protectorate. In 1923 he married Winifred Elsie Rotherham, with whom he had one son and one daughter.
Other Finding Aids
The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The paper was donated by Miss H. Kittermaster (daughter), through the good offices of R.R. Darlington, on 5th May 2001.
- Papers of Sir Harold Kittermaster
- Paul Davidson
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