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Papers of William Sydney Marchant

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MSS.Brit.Emp.s.292

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Papers relating to Marchant's service in the British Solomon Islands (now the Solomon Islands), 1942-1943 (with associated press cuttings); military administration in Tripolitania (now Tripoli) and British Somaliland (now Somalia), 1941-1943, and papers relating to Kenya, 1925, 1946, 1947.

Dates

  • 1925-1947

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Brit.Emp.s.292].
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Shelfmark:

MSS.Brit.Emp.s.292

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 3128

Biographical / Historical

William Sydney Marchant (1894-1953) worked as Assistant District Commissioner in the East Africa Protectorate (now Kenya) from 1919. He subsequently served as District Officer in Kenya (from 1926); Deputy Provincial Commissioner and Assistant Secretary in Zanzibar (from 1935), and Deputy Provincial Commissioner in Tanganyika Territory (from 1937). In 1939 he was appointed Resident Commissioner of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate.

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Listed as no. 222 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968).
Title
Papers of William Sydney Marchant
Status
Completed
Author
Marion Lowman
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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