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Papers of Patrick Brian Sweeney


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Typescript autobiography and papers relating to service as a customs officer in India, Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, Zanzibar, Somaliland and Aden, 1933-1965.


  • Creation: 1933-1965


1 volume, 1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 518].

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MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 518

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 4447

Biographical / Historical

Patrick Brian Sweeney (fl 1914-1962) worked in the Indian Customs Service, 1933-1949 (though the Second World War saw him serve as captain, 1941-1945). He became Collector, East Africa Customs and Excise, 1949, Assistant Comptroller, Customs and Excise, Zanzibar, 1956, and Comptroller, Somalia. He worked as Advisor on Customs, Aden, from 1960, and Collector, Customs and Excise, from 1962.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 622 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated by Patrick Brian Sweeney through the Oxford Colonial Archives Project in September 1987.

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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom