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Papers of Peter M. Gordon relating to Kenya

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MSS. Afr. s. 1074

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Papers, 1949-1958, of Peter M. Gordon comprising
  1. (file 1) annual report for South Kavirondo District, 1946
  2. (file 2) annual report for Elgon Nyanza District, 1956
  3. (file 3) annual report for Elgon Nyanza District, 1958
  4. (file 4) handing over report of Isiolo District, Northern Province, from P.M. Gordon to S.I. Ellis, 1950
  5. (file 5) handing over report of Mandera District, Northern Province, from P.M. Gordon to K.E. Shaw, 1952
  6. (file 6) 'The problem of native law in British Africa' written by P.M. Gordon while on the Colonial Service course, 1949-1950

Dates

  • 1949-1958

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MSS. Afr. s. 1074

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 2054

Overview

Papers of Peter M. Gordon relating to Kenya.

Biographical / Historical

Peter Macie Gordon (1919-2000) served for three years as a District Officer in Kenya, at Kisii and Kisumu, and as an Acting Assistant Secretary at the Secretariat in Nairobi before taking the Colonial Service course in Oxford in 1949-1950, attached to Merton College. He became a senior district commissioner in 1957, an under secretary in 1960 and a permanent secretary in the Kenya Government Service, 1961-1964.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Files 1-5 were donated by Peter M. Gordon in 1967. File 6 was donated by his daughter, Dr Dillian Gordon, in October 2016.
Title
Papers of Peter M. Gordon relating to Kenya
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
Date
2016
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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