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Papers of Helen L. Haylett

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MSS. Afr. s. 2223/1-2

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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


143 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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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.

Related Materials

Memoirs, diaries, photographs and printed material relating to service as Office Assistant to the Secretariat in Zanzibar, and later as Secretary to the Governor, Dar-es-Salaam, 1935-1961 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1946).

Reminiscences of experiences in Zanzibar, Madagascar and Kenya, 1935-1961 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 2223/2) donated by Mrs. Haylett on 27th September 1996.

Papers of Helen L. Haylett
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom