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Birth Date: ?1871

First Date: 1909

Area: Kisumu

Book Reference: Playne, Red Book 1912

General Information:

Playne - It was in 1907 that Mr P.H. Clarke established in Kisumu the business which has since been known all over EA. as P.H. Clarke Ltd., and has now amalgamated with Messrs Boustead Bros. of Mombasa, under the title of Boustead and Clarke Ltd. A salient characteristic of EA businesses is the quickness of their expansion. The firm carries at Kisumu a large stock of wines, spirits, groceries, soft goods and general merchandise. They occupy large premises of wood and iron, covering an area of 4 acres, with 8.25 acres for the Nyanza Market. ..... the firm are large exporters of country produce and are official brokers and auctioneers. Mr P.H. Clarke, who was managing director of the Kisumu business, and is on the board of the new company, resides in Mombasa. Mr A.S. Milliken (another director of the new company), who came to EA in 1899 from England is manager in Kisumu, and is assisted by Mr A.C. Blakeney and Mr J.D. Milliken ........ The company also own lime works at Homa Hill, 24 miles from Kisumu, in Karachonya District. There are 10 acres of quarrying, and 2 lime kilns with a capacity of 1500 feet each. ......... The company have a steam launch which runs to the lime works, and is in great demand for hippo shooting on the Lake. ......... [the company also owned a farm, grinding mill and a trading station at Hoima]
Red Book 1912 - A.C. Blackeney [sic] - Kismayu

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