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Papers of Joseph Sweeney


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Photocopied transcript of Tales from the African Bush, a memoir of Sweeney's service in Kongwa, Tanganyika.


  • Creation: 20th century


66 pp., 1 map

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Afr. s. 2337].

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MSS. Afr. s. 2337

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 4446, 5842

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Sweeney served from 1939 to 1943 in the Royal Artillery (the Territorials), the R.A.O.C. and R.E.M.E., surviving the sinking of the HMT Lancastria in June 1940. From 1943 he was seconded to O.E.T.A. (Occupied Enemy Territory Administration) before being discharged in 1946. He then joined the Colonial Education Service, working as an education officer in Kongwa, Tanganyika, 1956-1958. He emigrated to Canada in 1968.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Sweeney in October 1993.

Papers of Joseph Sweeney
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom