Reference code(s): GB 1446 MS 32
Held at: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Title: BROWNE, Granville St John Orde (1883-1947): 'Physical peculiarities of the minor tribes of Mount Kenya, British East Africa'
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Browne | Sir | Granville St John Orde | 1883-1947 | Knight | colonial administrator
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)
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.
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vii leaves. 3 tables. 33.5 cm
Collection level description available in the Institute's reading room.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Sent to the RAI by Orde Browne, 10 Dec 1915.
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.)
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