Dictionary of East African biography
Scope and Contents
A wide range of material compiled in preparation for the D.E.A.B. A few letters and other items are in French, German and Italian.
- 1916 - 1993
Conditions Governing Access
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Biographical / Historical
In 1961 Sir John Gray (1889-1970), H.B. Thomas (1888-1971) and D.H. Simpson (1920-2002), R.C.S. Librarian, began collecting material for a Dictionary of East African biography. The dictionary, which was never published, concerned individuals active in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania prior to 1900.
7 archive box(es) (7 boxes) : paper
Language of Materials
Other Finding Aids
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 96.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
After the deaths of Sir John Gray and H.B. Thomas the papers relating to the dictionary became the property of A.T. Matson and D.H. Simpson, who presented them to the R.C.S. on indefinite loan.
This collection level description was created by RAS.
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