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Letters from Uganda 1896-1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 167
Scope and Contents Letters sent between 1896 and 1905 to Frederick Bank's widowed mother and two sisters, and a folder of related correspondence. His letters provide a unique record of the life of a junior in a commercial firm in Africa at this time. He witnessed or comments upon the Kamasia/Nandi expedition of the Kabaka in 1897; the Sudanese Mutiny of 1897-1899; Macdonald’s and Martyn’s expeditions, 1897-1899; and the Nandi Rising, 1900. After working with a coastal merchant, Banks moved into coffee...
Dates: 1896 - 1905
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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

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  • Subject: Uganda (nation) X
  • Names: Banks, Frederick Grant, 1875 - 1954 (trader and planter) X