Oscar from Africa biography of O.F. Watkins, 1877-1943 by Elizabeth Watkins

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Published by Radcliffe Press in London .

Written in English

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  • Watkins, Oscar, -- 1877-1943.,
  • Colonial administrators -- Kenya -- Biography.,
  • Kenya -- Politics and government.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementElizabeth Watkins.
LC ClassificationsDT433.573.W38 W38 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 266 p. :
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20360434M
ISBN 101850439486

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Oscar Watkins was a Bisley shot and a hockey ""Blue"" for Oxford University; a cavalry trooper in the Boer War; a magistrate on the Kenya Slave Courts which freed the slaves early in this century; Commandant of the ,strong Carrier Corps in the East Africa Campaign in World War I; acting Kenya Chief Native Commissioner and Provincial Commissioner; and the first editor of a Author: Elizabeth Watkins.

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