Finding Aid for the Ralph Skene Papers, 1903-1958 bulk 1910-1915

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Finding Aid for the Ralph Skene Papers, 1903-1958 bulk 1910-1915

Collection number: 1215

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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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.


Container List

Box 1, Folders 1-3

Lamu, correspondence, 1910-1911.

Box 1, Folder 1

Miscellaneous, 1910.

Box 1, Folder 2

Judicial, registratons of documents, 1911.

Box 1, Folder 2

Port and marine, 1911.

Box 1, Folder 3

Slavery, 1911.

Box 1, Folder 3

History of Poll Tax.

Box 1, Folder 3

Probate and administration, 1911.

Box 1, Folder 3

Public works, 1911.

Box 1, Folder 3

Cash, stamps, estimates, 1911.

Box 1, Folder 4

Lamu, correspondence, 1913.

Box 1, Folder 5

Lamu, various reports, 1911-1913.

Box 1, Folder 6

Kipini, correspondence, 1912-1913.

Box 2, Folders 1-4

Malindi, correspondence and documents, 1912.

Box 2, Folders 5-6

Malindi, correspondence and reports, 1913-1914.

Box 3, Folders 1-6

Malindi, correspondence and reports, 1913-1915.

Box 4, Folder 1

Official diary, 1908.

Box 4, Folder 2

Notes on the Arab clans of East Africa, compiled by Ralph Skene from the writings of H.C. Hollis, H.R. Tate, J.A.G. Elliot, G.B. Thompson.

Box 4, Folder 3

Photographs, including scenes taken in Africa, and postcards addressed to Ralph Skene and others, 1903-1958.

Box 4, Folders 4-5

Photographs, including scenes taken in Africa.