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'Kenya days'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 175

Scope and Contents

A copy of a typescript account of Cashmore's time in service in Kenya with handwritten corrections, c. 150 pages. The memoir covers the years 1953 to 1963, and was written up during 1992-1995. There are two accompanying letters from Cashmore to Peter Fox, Cambridge University Librarian, regarding the presentation of the work to the R.C.S.


  • 1992 - 1995


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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 archive box(es) (1 box) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 46c99

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Dr Cashmore, June 1999.

Existence and Location of Copies

Another copy is held at Rhodes House Library, Oxford.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes two versions of a work by Cashmore on district administration in the East Africa Protectorate, RCMS 173 and 174.


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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Repository Details

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