Memoirs of Otto Markus

Scope and Content

Memoirs of Otto Markus as pioneer, trader, and Director and Chairman of the East African Trading Company. Typescript.

Administrative / Biographical History

Otto Markus, pioneer and trader in British East Africa [now Kenya]. He formed the East African Trading Company in ca.1900 (he was Director and Chairman) and the Old East African Trading Company in 1923.

Access Information

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


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

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1155 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.