Papers of Sir Harold Kittermaster

Scope and Content

Paper given by Kittermaster on the Somalis and other tribes of BritishSomaliland, c1930.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Harold Baxter Kittermaster (1879-1939), KCMG (1936), KBE (1928), CMG (1926),OBE (1918) worked in the Transvaal Education Department, 1903-1907. He becameAssistant District Commissioner, East Africa Protectorate, 1908 and servedas District Commissioner and Officer-in-Charge, Northern Frontier District,1915-1919. He was Senior Assistant Secretary, 1920 and Secretary to theAdministration, 1921, Somaliland Protectorate. He was Governor of theSomaliland Protectorate, 1926-1931 and of British Honduras, 1932-1934. From1934 he served as Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Nyasaland Protectorate. In 1923he married Winifred Elsie Rotherham, with whom he had one son and one daughter.

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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

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Related Material

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt, while on safari in Kenya, to Kittermaster,asking him to despatch three telegrams, the texts of which accompany the letter,1909 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 141, ff. 74-78).