Papers of Joseph Sweeney
Photocopied transcript of Tales from the African Bush, a memoir of Sweeney's service in Kongwa, Tanganyika.
- 20th century
66 pp., 1 map
Language of Materials
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
- Language of description