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Hilton Young Report: notes of discussions and memoranda, 1928-12 - 1929-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/4/39

Scope and Contents

Notes of discussions and memoranda on the Hilton Young Commission on closer union in eastern and central Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika [later Tanzania]), on subjects including: the powers and responsibilities of the proposed High Commissioner for eastern and central Africa; expenditure, particularly on defence; division of powers between the High Commissioner and Governor of Kenya; administration of immigration and deportation; administration of native reserves; separating the coastal province from the rest of Kenya; the Kenya/Uganda railway and Tanganyika railway; the constitution of Kenya; intervention in native policy; the future of Zanzibar [later Tanzania]; procedure for closer union and unification of defence, transport and customs; political and economic reasons for union; estimated costs of the High Commissioner and staff.

Also includes memoranda on the report of the Commission by individuals including: Sir Samuel Wilson [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies]; [Henry] Grattan Bushe [Assistant Legal Adviser, Colonial Office]; Sir John Risley [Principal Legal Adviser]; William Ormsby-Gore [Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 4th Lord Harlech]; [William] Cecil Bottomley [Assistant Under-Secretary of State in the Colonial Office]; Thomas Lloyd [Assistant Principal, Colonial Office]; George Green; [Arthur] Cosmo Parkinson [Assistant Secretary, Colonial Office].


  • Creation: 1928-12 - 1929-02

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Box 247

Finding aid date

2003-09-08 16:34:27.687000+00:00

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