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'Senex Africanus'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 180

Scope and Contents

A carbon copy of a typescript of Sinclair's reminiscences of his time in England, Kenya, Zanzibar and Tangier, 177 pages. Although there is a list of photographs, the illustrated copy of the memoir is believed to be lost.


  • Creation: 1955

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Biographical / Historical

John Houston Sinclair (1871-1961) held various official posts in Zanzibar, culminating in British Resident from 1899 to 1924.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 47

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Mrs Tessa Wheeler through Mr A.J. Martin, February 1983.


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


Sinclair, John Houston, 1871-1961

Includes index.
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Language of description
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