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Papers and photographs of J.M. Coote

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 316

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, a printed pamphlet and photographs relating predominantly to Coote's time in East Africa, but with a few photographs from Persia.


  • 1903 - 1962


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Biographical / Historical

John (Jack) Methuen Coote joined the Uganda Administration in 1905, and was District Officer, 1909-1912. During 1909-1910 he was posted to Lake Kivu as Political Officer, where he was involved in a dispute with the local Belgian forces over the British presence in the territory. He served as an Army Major in the First World War, and during the German East Africa campaign in 1917 was Liaison Officer with the Belgians following the occupation of Tabora.


1 archive box(es) (1 box) : paper/photograph

1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Dr Richard Luxmoore, grandson of J.M. Coote, 2004.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Coote, John Methuen, fl 1903-1962

Includes index.
2004-02-18 11:51:25+00:00
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