Papers of Helen L. Haylett
Papers, 20th century, comprising To Zanzibar and Back, a memoir by Helen L. Haylett of service in Zanzibar Protectorate, etc. from 1935 to 1961 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 2223/1).
- Creation: 20th century
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Afr. s. 2223/1].
MSS. Afr. s. 2223/1-2
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 2296
Biographical / Historical
Helen L. Haylett was educated at Sale County High School before training at St. James's Secretarial College, London. She then worked as a shorthand typist with the Asiatic Petroleum Company Limited, rising after five years to the position of 3rd Secretary to the Area Manager for Scandinavia. In 1935 she left to take up the post of Office Assistant to the Secretariat, Zanzibar. She later worked as Secretary to the Governor, Dar-es-Salaam and was Chairman of the African branch of the YWCA, Mombasa until 1961.
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 Mrs. Haylett in August 1995.
- Egypt -- Description and travel
- Great Britain -- Colonies -- Tanzania -- Administration
- Kenya -- Description and travel
- Sudan -- Description and travel
- Tanzania -- Description and travel
- Uganda -- Description and travel
- Zanzibar -- Description and travel
- Papers of Helen L. Haylett
- Paul Davidson
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