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Papers of Leonard H.D. Scard

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MSS. Afr. s. 2286

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Letters, mostly aerogrammes, from Scard to Dr. Patricia Romero, 1984-1993, covering Kenyan politics and his daily life.


  • 1984-1993


42 ff.

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MSS. Afr. s. 2286

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 4099

Biographical / Historical

Leonard H.D. Scard, OBE, was a colonial administrator in Uganda until the government of Idi Amin (who appropriated his farm in 1971), and Honorary Consul at Lamu, Kenya until c1990. Tory and nationalist by persuasion, he died in 1993, leaving most of his property to a Swahili called Abdallah, whom he had adopted as a boy.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Dr. P. Romero in February 1995.

Four typescript aerogramme letters from Scard to Dr. Patricia Romero, 1986 and 1991, were donated to the library in March 2002.
Papers of Leonard H.D. Scard
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom