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Memoirs of George Nightingale, 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/44

Scope and Contents

An undated photocopy of Nightingale's memoirs describing his life from his years growing up in England to his time in East Africa, 198 pages. There is a typescript introduction by A.T. Matson written in 1984, 3 pages.


  • 1984


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Biographical / Historical

George Nightingale (1901-1986), the son of a London insurance agent, arrived in East Africa in 1914, and settled in Kenya. He worked at first as a farm assistant, and thereafter had a variety of different jobs. From 1932 to 1947 he was employed in the Agricultural Department. During the Mau Mau troubles he built Home Guard posts. Through his work Nightingale was involved in different aspects of the life of the settler community.


1 folder(s) (1 folder) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 46

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Dr Anne Thurston and Dr A.T. Matson.

Existence and Location of Originals

The original of Nightingale's memoirs was deposited at Rhodes House Library, Oxford, in April 1985.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Nightingale, George, 1901-1986

Finding aid date

2003-10-08 11:16:04+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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