Papers and photographs of Barbara Morris
Typescript accounts of journeys in Africa and through the Western Pacific, with four accompanying files of photographs, 1958-1959, 1963; typescript account of the political crisis in Uganda, 1966; Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map of Central Ruwenzori, 1962.
- Creation: 1958-1966
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 453].
MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 453
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 3373
Biographical / Historical
Barbara Morris embarked on four major journeys between 1958 and 1963. She was the first woman to traverse the Ruwenzori mountains on the western border of Uganda, 1958. She also undertook a journey across Lake George, the Kazinga Channel and Lake Albert (Uganda and Zaire) by dinghy, 1959 and a trek from Uganda to Great Britain via the Sahara, 1959, as well as travelling through the western Pacific, 1963. She was also present in Uganda during the political crisis of 1966 .
Other Finding Aids
Listed as no. 603 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The diaries were donated to the library by Mr. T.D.H. Morris through the Oxford Colonial Records Project on c26th September 1968.
The photographs were donated to the library by Mr. T.D.H. Morris on 20th July 1969 and added to the collection.
- Papers and photographs of Barbara Morris
- Paul Davidson
- Language of description
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