Skip to main content

Reports on the Uganda Railway

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 176

Scope and Contents

The folder is entitled 'Kenya and Uganda railways and harbours: Estates Office, Land Policy Main Line Year 1897. Case No. LA 1001/E. B.W. Whitehouse's reports on construction of railway and the fixing of boundaries of main line'. It contains a letter from B.W. Kilindini, 3 November 1897, regarding his movements since 30 September (1 page); a letter from B.W. Maungo, 15 December 1897, comprising a 'Report on villages and occupied lands in the vicinity of Uganda Railway' (20 pages); a letter from B.W. Kilindini, 11 July 1899 (2 pages); and a confidential print containing a memorandum by F.L. O'Callaghan, 2 February 1900, and annexes, on the subject of the diet of Indian labourers (6 pages).


  • 1897 - 1900


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Biographical / Historical

Benjamin W. Whitehouse was a surveyor for the Uganda Railway.


1 folder(s) (1 folder) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 46

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the collection is unknown.


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


Whitehouse, Benjamin W, fl 1897-1900, surveyor in Uganda

Includes index.
2003-12-01 09:42:50+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom