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South African papers of Killie Campbell

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 333

Scope and Contents

A wide range of papers relating to South Africa, particularly the Native Question.


  • 1919 - 1941


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Biographical / Historical

Margaret Roach Campbell, known as Killie (1881-1965), was born at Mount Edgecombe, the daughter of Sir Marshall Campbell. She attended St Anne's Diocesan College, Hilton, Natal, and St Leonards School in Scotland. Killie Campbell was an avid collector who built up a large library of material relating to the history of Southern Africa, particularly Natal and Zululand (now KwaZulu Natal). She was the first female member of the Historical Manuscripts Commission, and received honorary degrees from the University of Natal and the University of Witwatersrand. After her death her Africana Library of books, letters, manuscripts, maps, photographs and government publications was bequeathed to the University of Natal.


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

Language of Materials



Sotho, Southern

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Probably presented by Killie Campbell circa 1950.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes 'Reminiscences of General Louis Botha', a typescript produced on the instance of Killie Campbell, RCMS 207. The R.C.S. Photograph Collection includes an album of photographs taken by Killie Campbell and others, Y305O, presented by her in 1950.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Campbell, Killie, 1881-1965, collector of Africana

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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