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Mrs. Mary C. THATCHER, 1926-1960s, 1977, 1980

MSS. Afr. s. 1742 (33)

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  1. (fols. i-ix) correspondence with ODRP, 1980, also letter from an African, 1977, and photograph, 1943-1944
  1. (fols. 1-73) edited version of transcript of tape-recorded interview on experiences as wife of District Commmissioner, mostly in remote rural areas (typescript), 1980
  1. (fols. 1-92) unedited transcript of interview, as above (typescript), 1980
  1. (fols. 1-88) correspondence from the Colonial Office and the Crown Agents on Thatcher's appointment and service as District Commissioner, with leave and tax certificates, 1926-1940
  2. (fols. 89-110) letters to Thatcher from Africans, with cricket score books, 1938-1946
  3. (fols. 111-136) reports and memoranda relating to events concerning the war, and later, in Nyasaland, 1945-1953
  4. (fols. 137-165) "Record of the Proceedings of the Court of Enquiry on the Loss of the M.V. Vipya, 1946
  5. (fols. 166-218) "Report on the [Nyasaland] Census of 1945"
  6. (fols. 219-317) "Ulendo" [safari] notebooks for 1942-1943 and 1943-1945
  7. (fols. 318-352) notes for a talk given by Thatcher on experiences in Nyasaland, 1960s
  8. (items 1-4) issues of Central Africa, Journal of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa, 1953-1957
(All these papers, with the exception of the issues of Central Africa, are photocopies)


  • 1926-1960s, 1977, 1980


526 leaves + 4 items


MSS. Afr. s. 1742 (33)

Biographical / Historical

Unmarried, living with friends in Nyasaland, 1927-1929; wife of William A. Thatcher, District Commissioner, 1929-1946.

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