Memoirs of Robert Everard Wainwright
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.
Language of Materials
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.
- 20th century
- Elections -- Uganda
- Elections -- Zimbabwe
- Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration
- Kenya -- History -- 1895-1963
- Turks and Caicos Islands -- History -- 20th century
- Uganda -- History -- 1979-
- Wainwright | Robert Everard | 1913-1990 | colonial administrator
- Zimbabwe -- History -- 1980
- Memoirs of Robert Everard Wainwright
- Paul Davidson
- Language of description