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Finding Aid for the Ralph Skene Papers, 1903-1958 bulk 1910-1915
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ralph Skene Papers,
    Date: 1903-1958,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1910-1915
    Collection number: 1215
    Creator: Skene, Ralph
    Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
    Repository: 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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ralph Skene Papers (Collection 1215). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Skene, Ralph--Archives.
    Colonial administrators--Kenya--Archival resources.