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Collection Level Description: Papers of P.M. Dempster

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2299
Title: Papers of P.M. Dempster
Dates of Creation: 1955-1962
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

P.M. Dempster transferred from the police to the Colonial Service in 1954, serving as district officer at Kilgoris, Kenya until 1955, Egoji until 1956, Nithi Division, Chuka until 1957, Meru until 1958, Embu Division until 1960, and as district commissioner, Marsabit, Northern Province until 1962.

Scope and Content

Handing over notes, 1955-1962, as district officer (later district commissioner) in Kenya, with a copy of History of the Loyalists on resistance to the Mau Mau revolt.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited at the library by P.M. Dempster in July 1964 on long loan.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 156 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968).

Access Points

Dempster | P.M. | fl 1955-1964 | colonial officer

Great Britain | Colonies | Kenya | Administration

Kenya | History | Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-1960

Kenya | History | 1895-1963

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15 February 2012