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Memoirs of Robert Everard Wainwright


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Memoirs, [1980s], including service in Kenya and in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and also his role as an observer during the Rhodesian and Ugandan elections of 1980.


  • [1980s]


2 Volumes

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 524].
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MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 524

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 4724

Biographical / Historical

Robert Everard Wainwright (1913-1990) worked as a cadet in the Colonial Service, Kenya, from 1935, was appointed Provincial Commissioner in 1954 and served as Chief Commissioner, 1960-1963. He then retired, only to be appointed Acting Administrator, Turks and Caicos Islands in 1965.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 629 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library through the Oxford Development Records Project in October 1977.

Related Materials

Memorandum on service in the Colonial Service in Kenya, 1935-1963, with transcript and related article (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1717); transcript of discussion with Sir Francis Loyd and Richard Wilson, 1984 on the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1915).
Memoirs of Robert Everard Wainwright
Paul Davidson
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom