Scope and Content
Title: Ralph Skene Papers,
Date (bulk): bulk 1910-1915
Collection number: 1215
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Ralph Skene was a District Commissioner of the East Africa Protectorate in Kenya's Lamu, Malindi, and Kipini Districts 1897-
). The East Africa Protectorate was later known (after 1920) as the Kenya Colony and Protectorate until Kenya became independent
in 1963. The collection consists of Skene's official correspondence and reports while serving as District Commissioner. There
is also a diary (1908), notes on the Arab clans of East Africa, photographs and postcards (1903-58).
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of California Academy of Arts and Sciences.
[Identification of item], Ralph Skene Papers (Collection 1215). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Ralph Skene was a District Commissioner of the East Africa Protectorate in Kenya's Lamu, Malindi, and Kipini Districts. He
began working for the East Africa Protectorate in 1897. The East Africa Protectorate, proclaimed by the British on November
19, 1890, was later known (after 1920) as the Kenya Colony and Protectorate until Kenya became independent in 1963.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of official correspondence and reports of Ralph Skene while District Commissioner of the East Africa Protectorate
for the Lamu, Malindi, and Kipini Districts in Kenya. Includes a diary (1908) and notes on the Arab clans of East Africa.
Also contains photographs and postcards, 1903-58.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Colonial administrators--Kenya--Archival resources.