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Journal of a Rhodesian Pioneer; papers of the Manson Family

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MSS. Afr. s. 2247

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Journal of an unnnamed British pioneer's experiences in Mashonaland, Rhodesia, 1st August-8th November 1891; sketch of a boy feeding a bird, by Henry Justice Ford; letters, mainly to Mrs. Manson from her three sons, Ken, Will and Jack, 1906-1914; Manson family photographs, c1900, with later pictures taken by Will Manson on the Nile.


  • Creation: 1891-1914


3 folders

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Afr. s. 2247].

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MSS. Afr. s. 2247

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 3125

Biographical / Historical

The letters to Mrs. Manson of Arnewood House were written by her three sons, Ken, Will and Jack. Ken's letters were written while serving as a Medical Officer in Nigeria, 1913-1914, Will chiefly from the gunboat Sultan on the Nile, mainly between Khartoum and Roseires (Er Roseires), 1906-1908, and Jack from Liverpool and an office in Cairo, 1906-1907

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were purchased by the library with Oxford Colonial Archive Project funds from Phillips Auctioneers on 13th November 1997.

Journal of a Rhodesian Pioneer; papers of the Manson Family
Paul Davidson
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom