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Papers of Sir Harold Kittermaster

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MSS. Afr. s. 2341

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Paper given by Kittermaster on the Somalis and other tribes of British Somaliland, c1930.


  • Creation: c1930


1 folder

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Afr. s. 2341].

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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.

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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.

Related Materials

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt, while on safari in Kenya, to Kittermaster, asking him to despatch three telegrams, the texts of which accompany the letter, 1909 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 141, ff. 74-78).

Papers of Sir Harold Kittermaster
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom