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Diaries of John Stacpoole

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MSS. Afr. s. 2272

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Diaries as District Officer in Sierra Leone, 1959-1960, with transcripts. c. 91 leaves.


  • 1959-1960


2 Volumes

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MSS. Afr. s. 2272

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 4341

Biographical / Historical

John W. Stacpoole (fl 1926-1996) was educated at Sedburgh School and Magdalen College, Oxford, then undertook military service, 1944-1947, rising to the rank of lieutenant. He was made Assistant Principal, Colonial Office in 1951 and Principal, 1956. He served as Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State, 1954-1956, was seconded to Sierra Leone, 1956-1958, was Private Secretary to the Secretary of State, 1964-1965, and Assistant Secretary, 1965.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Stacpoole through A.H.M. Kirk-Greene in January 1996.
Diaries of John Stacpoole
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom