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Diaries and Letters of Lady Daphne Moore


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Diaries and letters home, relating to the service of Lady Daphne Moore's husband, Henry, in Bermuda, Nigeria, Kenya and Sierra Leone, 1922-1947.


  • Creation: 1922-1947


2 boxes

Language of Materials

  • English

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Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 3352

Biographical / Historical

Lady Daphne Moore's husband, Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore, CMG (1930), KCMG (1935), GCMG (1943), joined the Ceylon Civil Service as a cadet in November 1910. He subsequently served as: 4th Assistant Colonial Secretary, Ceylon (1914); temporary commission Royal Garrison Artillery, Salonika, and British Expeditionary Force (1916-1919); Additional Assistant Colonial Secretary, Ceylon (1919); 3rd Assistant Colonial Secretary, Ceylon (1919); 4th Assistant Colonial Secretary, Ceylon (1920); Colonial Secretary, Bermuda (1922); Principal Assistant Secretary, Nigeria (1924); Deputy Chief Secretary, Nigeria (1927); Governor's Deputy, Nigeria (1927); Colonial Secretary, Kenya (1929); Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Sierra Leone (1934); Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Colonial Office (1937); Deputy Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (1939); Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Kenya (1939); Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Ceylon (1944), and Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief, Ceylon (1948-1949). Compiled with reference to Who Was Who.

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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 602 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated ca.1960's.

Diaries and Letters of Lady Daphne Moore
Marion Lowman
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom