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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.

Dates

  • 20th century

Extent

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.

Other Finding Aids

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Sweeney in October 1993.
Title
Papers of Joseph Sweeney
Status
Completed
Author
Paul Davidson
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom