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Papers of Jeremy Murray-Brown relating to Jomo Kenyatta

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The papers comprise copies of letters from Jomo Kenyatta, interviews conducted by Jeremy Murray-Brown, correspondence about Kenyatta and general research material.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within Bulk, 1930-1972
  • 1902-1973

Extent

0.6 Linear metre (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 9469/1]
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 9469/1-4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9469

Overview

Papers accumulated by Jeremy Murray-Brown while researching his biography of Jomo Kenyatta.

Biographical / Historical

Jeremy Murray-Brown (b. 1932) studied modern history at the University of Oxford and worked for BBC Television and as a writer and director of documentaries. He began work on a television documentary about Jomo Kenyatta and this developed into a biography, Kenyatta, published in 1972 and republished in 1979.

Jomo Kenyatta (c.1895-1978) was president of Kenya, 1964-1978. For further details see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Arrangement

The majority of the papers have been kept in the original order in which they were arranged by Jeremy Murray-Brown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jeremy Murray-Brown in 2013.

Existence and Location of Originals

There are no original letters from Jomo Kenyatta in the archive. It is not known whether the originals are still in existence.

Bibliography

  • Murray-Brown, J Kenyatta (George Allen & Unwin, 1972)
Title
Papers of Jeremy Murray-Brown relating to Jomo Kenyatta
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
Date
2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom