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Papers of Robert Frederick Mole

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MSS. Brit Emp. s. 455

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Reports, minutes, memoranda, etc. on economic development, Sarawak, 1946-1953, with Governor's addresses to the Council Negri (the Legislative Council), 1951-1953. Handing-over notes relating to service in Sarawak and Kenya, 1949-1959; press cuttings on events in Kenya, 1955-1963; memorandum by Sir Charles Mortimer on the history of land alienation and the policy of reservation of the Kenya Highlands for Europeans, with other papers on land in Kenya, 1935-1958.


  • Creation: 1935-1963


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Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. Brit Emp. s. 455

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CMD ID 3330

Biographical / Historical

Robert Frederick Mole (fl 1914-1988) was appointed to the Burma Civil Service in 1937, rising to the rank of Assistant Commissioner in 1938 and Deputy Commissioner in 1945, after a period of war service, 1943-1945. He entered the Colonial Administrative Service in 1947, becoming Principal Assistant Secretary, Sarawak, 1948 and Secretary for Defence, 1949. In 1955 he took the post of Assistant Secretary, Labour and Lands, Kenya. He served as Under-Secretary, Kenyan Government Service, 1957-1963.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 717 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Robert Frederick Mole on 10th August 1967.

Related Materials

Press cuttings on events in Kenya, 1955-1963 were donated by Mole in August 1988.

The Temple-Bells are calling, typescript memoirs of the last years of British rule in Burma, held by the Bodleian Library (ref. (B) MS. Eng. hist. c. 1044).

Papers of Robert Frederick Mole
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Weston Library
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