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Recollections of Geoffrey Douglas Popplewell as a District Commissioner

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MSS.Afr.s.2156

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"Random Recollections of a District Commissioner" by Geoffrey Popplewell covering his service in Tanganyika, 1926-1957. Typescript, 1990.

Dates

  • 1926-1957

Extent

166 pp.

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MSS.Afr.s.2156

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 3757

Biographical / Historical

Geoffrey Douglas Popplewell was born in 1904 and educated at Merton Court School in Sidcup (King's Scholar); Westminster School (commoner); and Brasenose College, Oxford.

In 1927 he entered the Colonial Service as a cadet and was posted to Tanganyika; he later held the posts of Assistant District Officer (1929), District Officer (1940), and Senior District Officer (1950). Popplewell was the joint author of Notes on the Geography of Tunduru District and Notes on the Fipa .

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Listed as no. 1107 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Title
Recollections of Geoffrey Douglas Popplewell as a District Commissioner
Status
Completed
Author
Marion Lowman
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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