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BROWNE, Granville St John Orde (1883-1947): 'Physical peculiarities of the minor tribes of Mount Kenya, British East Africa'

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1446 MS 32
Held at: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
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Full title: BROWNE, Granville St John Orde (1883-1947): 'Physical peculiarities of the minor tribes of Mount Kenya, British East Africa'
Date(s): [1915]
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Browne | Sir | Granville St John Orde | 1883-1947 | Knight | colonial administrator

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1883; educated at Wellington College and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; commissioned into the Royal Horse and Field Artillery, 1902; posted to South Africa and Mauritius, 1903-1907; served in the Zulu rising, 1906; returned to Britain, 1907-1909; seconded to the Colonial Office as an assistant district commissioner in the British East Africa Protectorate (later Kenya), 1909-1915; re-commissioned into the Royal Artillery and served throughout the German East Africa campaign, 1915-1918; senior commissioner, Tanganyika, 1921-1926; labour commissioner, Tanganyika, 1926-1931; retired from the colonial service, 1931; consultant member of the International Labour Office's committee of experts on native labour, 1934; in the course of this work he visited the Belgian Congo, Portuguese East Africa, and Northern Rhodesia; first labour adviser to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1938-1947, in this capacity he visited the West Indies, 1938, West Africa, 1939, Ceylon, Mauritius, and Malaya, 1941 and East Africa, 1945; died 1947.
Publications: The Vanishing Tribes of Kenya (1925)
The African Labourer (1933)

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Article by Granville St John Orde Browne, entitled 'Physical peculiarities of the minor tribes of Mount Kenya, British East Africa', submitted to the Committee of the Royal Anthropological Institute for consideration for publication, with covering letter, 10 Dec 1915.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Single item

Conditions governing access:

Appointments are necessary for all visits; please contact the archivist by email to arrange; a fee of 10 is payable by all visitors except Fellows and Members; membership details can be found on the RAI web site; access to material referring to the most recent thirty years is restricted; some material is very fragile and may not be available for view; a few items are of restricted or forbidden access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies and scans for personal research only may be arranged at the discretion of the archivist; charges apply; in all cases forms governing use of copies must be signed; use of digital cameras is not allowed.

Finding aids:

Collection level description available in the Institute's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Sent to the RAI by Orde Browne, 10 Dec 1915.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other material relating to Browne is held at Oxford University: Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House (ref: MSS Afr s 1117 and MSS Lugard) and in the Natural History Museum (ref: Department of Botany.)


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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
May 2008

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