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'Your obedient servants, 1895-1918'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 173

Scope and Contents

An unpublished account of the role of the early district officer in Kenya and the problems inherent in implementing policy, with illustrations and maps, 501 pages. There is a five-page survey of sources, but only limited source references. The book was written with the financial support of the Department of Technical Cooperation, which enabled Cashmore to spend two years on research and writing, one of which was spent in Kenya. The volume is dated at the front October 1964.


  • Creation: 1964


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Biographical / Historical

Thomas Herbert Richard Cashmore (b. 1928) came to Kenya as a District Officer in 1953. He retired from the Kenya Administrative Service in 1962.


1 volume(s) (1 volume) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 46 V

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Dr Cashmore.

Related Materials

RCMS 174 is a shorter version of 'Your obedient servants', prepared as a Cambridge University thesis. The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection also includes Cashmore's account of his time in Kenya, RCMS 175.


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


Cashmore, Thomas Herbert Richard, b 1928

Includes index.
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