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Collection Level Description: Papers of Arthur Donaldson Smith (microfilm)

Reference: GB 0162 Micr.Afr.590
Title: Papers of Arthur Donaldson Smith (microfilm)
Dates of Creation: [ca. 1915-1929]
Extent: 1 reel
Name of Creator: Arthur Donaldson Smith

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Arthur Donaldson Smith, American physician and early traveller in the Marsabit-Guaso Nyiro-Lake Turkana region, Kenya.

Scope and Content

Papers as physician and early traveller in Kenya (ca.1915-1920s), with catalogue of objects collected, and writings by Dr. Pascal James Imperato.

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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. 1038 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Smith | Arthur Donaldson | 1866-1939 | American physician and traveller in Kenya

Imperato | Pascal James | b 1937

Marsabit (Eastern Province, Kenya)

Turkana (Rift Valley, Kenya)

Kenya | Description and travel


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