Scope and Contents
The photographs are housed at RCMS 167. Captions are from information supplied by H.B. Thomas and C.R.S. Pitman.
- 1880 - 1952
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
Biographical / Historical
Frederick Grant Banks was born in London in 1875. In the mid 1880s his family moved to New Zealand, where he attended Christ's College, Canterbury, and the Lincoln Agricultural College. After his father's death, Banks left for Africa, landing in Mombassa in March 1896. He was successively a trader, a government official (in agricultural and forestry work), a planter, an elephant hunter, a game ranger and again a planter, in Kenya and, for most of his career, Uganda. In 1951 he retired to London where he died three years later.
6 item(s) (6 images)
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
In good condition, unless otherwise indicated.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented by H.B. Thomas and C.R.S. Pitman in 1968.
This collection level description was entered by KS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
DateText: Dates approximate (estimated with reference to Banks' biographical details)..
Banks, Frederick Grant, 1875-1954, trader and planter
- 2003-07-30 08:44:48+00:00
- Language of description
- Script of description