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Papers of A.T. Matson

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 161

Scope and Contents

Published and unpublished writing by A.T. Matson, correspondence with D.H. Simpson, and extracts and cuttings from journals and newspapers.


  • Creation: 1929 - 1994


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Biographical / Historical

Albert Thomas Matson (1914-1987) was born in Sipson, Middlesex. He attended Southall Grammar School, and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1939. In 1944 he was appointed Health Inspector for the Colonial Service in Kenya, based initially at Kisii. From 1949 until his retirement he worked in Nandi District. Matson developed an interest in East African history, and contributed articles to the 'Kenya weekly news' and other periodicals. He retired at the age of 48 to focus on his writing, and settled in Seaford, Sussex. The first volume of his work 'Nandi resistance to British rule' was published in 1972. Matson died on 16 September 1987.


5 archive box(es) (5 boxes) : paper

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 46

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Albert and Betty Matson, 1987-1988.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes Matson's article on the instructions issued in 1876 and 1878 to the pioneer Church Missionary Society parties to Karagwe and Uganda, RCMS 113/34, and Matson's correspondence with H.B. Thomas, RCMS 150/9/7.


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


Matson, Albert Thomas, 1915-1987

Includes index.
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