Papers of Major Richard W. Kettlewell, CMG

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (154) (Box 10)
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      27 ff.

Scope and Content

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project andcurriculum vitae, responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984].

Administrative / Biographical History

Major Richard Wildman Kettlewell (b 1910), CMG (1955) joined the Colonial Service asagricultural officer, Nyasaland, 1934. He was a member of the King's African RiflesReserve of Officers, Nyasaland, 1938-1939. During World War Two he served with the 1/2nd Battalion,King's African Rifles, British Somaliland, Ethiopia, Kenya and Ceylon, 1940-1942,and in the 21st East Africa Brigade, Ceylon, 1942-1943. He re-joined the ColonialService in Nyasaland as a senior officer in 1943, rising to Deputy Director ofAgriculture, 1950, Director, 1951, Secretary, National Resources, 1960 andMinister of Lands and Surveys, 1961.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (154) in Manuscript Collections in RhodesHouse Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library,1996).

Related Material

Detailed memorandum on service in agriculture, Nyasaland, 1934-1962(ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 476 (22)); Memories of a colonial career,account of work in the Colonial Agricultural Service, Nyasaland, photocopiedtranscript, 1980 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1811); tapes and transcript of interviewon experiences in the Colonial Agricultural Service, Nyasaland, 1934-1962,with transcript of colloquium on land and related articles and reports, 1955-1964(ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1742 (23)).