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Letters from J.F. Owen re East Africa, 16 Dec. 1928-20 Jan. 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/2

Scope and Contents

Original letters from J.F. Owen to L.N. Leefe, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, reporting on his visit to East Africa: no. 1, Tanga, Tanganyika Territory, 16 December 1928; unnumbered, Tanga, 16 December 1928; no. 2, Nairobi, c/o. Smith, Mackenzie & Co., 11 January 1929; and no. 3, Nairobi, 20 January 1929, enclosing a 'Memorandum for Ewo Mills on Piece Goods Trade in - Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika'. Nos 1-3 are typed; the unnumbered letter is handwritten.


  • 16 Dec. 1928-20 Jan. 1929

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 14 December 2012.

Related Materials

Additional papers regarding Matheson & Co. Ltd's interests in East Africa during the period 1928-1929 can be found in I21/9/10/1, I21/9/32, I21/9/133 and I21/14/3-4.


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