Papers of P.M. Dempster

Scope and Content

Handing over notes, 1955-1962, as district officer (later district commissioner) in Kenya, with a copy of History of the Loyalists on resistance to the Mau Mau revolt.

Administrative / Biographical History

P.M. Dempster transferred from the police to the Colonial Service in 1954, serving as district officer at Kilgoris, Kenya until 1955, Egoji until 1956, Nithi Division, Chuka until 1957, Meru until 1958, Embu Division until 1960, and as district commissioner, Marsabit, Northern Province until 1962.

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

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 156 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968).

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