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Collection Level Description: Memoirs of Otto Markus

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1764
Title: Memoirs of Otto Markus
Dates of Creation: 1903-1949
Extent: 131 ff.
Name of Creator: Otto Markus

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Otto Markus, pioneer and trader in British East Africa [now Kenya]. He formed the East African Trading Company in ca.1900 (he was Director and Chairman) and the Old East African Trading Company in 1923.

Scope and Content

Memoirs of Otto Markus as pioneer, trader, and Director and Chairman of the East African Trading Company. Typescript.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1155 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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Markus | Otto | fl 1900-1949 | pioneer and trader in Africa

Merchants | Africa


East African Trading Company

Old East African Trading Company

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25 January 2012