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Papers relating to the development of Sukumaland, Tanganyika

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Memoranda, correspondence, diaries, photographs and associated material of administrators involved in the development of Sukumaland, Tanganyika, in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Dates

  • 1900-1984

Extent

0.6 Linear metres (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Afr. s. 1738 (i)].
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MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (1-45)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 4413

Overview

Memoranda, correspondence, diaries, photographs and associated material of administrators involved in the development of Sukumaland, Tanganyika, in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Biographical / Historical

This collection of papers arose as a result of a programme organised by the Oxford Development Records Project (ODRP) (successor to the Oxford Colonial Records Project) which set out to record the reminiscences of former Colonial Service Officers whose work had been, either directly or indirectly, involved with the Sukumaland Development Scheme of the late 1940s and 1950s. These officers were mainly employed in the Colonial Administrative and Agricultural Services, although there is one representative of the Medical Service, Dr. A.G. Farr (12).

Potential contributors were sent an aide-memoire - a copy of which is in Box I, File (i) - which they were invited to answer in the form of a memorandum on their experiences in Tanganyika, adding any relevant original papers they were willing to donate. These contributions vary greatly in size, from brief notes in response to the aide-memoire, to a full-scale autobiography filling one whole box, E.K. Lumley (27).

Contributors are listed alphabetically, each being given an individual number which also identifies their papers.

Arrangement

  1. (Box I) Allnutt--Griffiths
  2. (Box II) Hall--Loosmore
  3. (Box III) Lumley
  4. (Box IV) Lunan--Wright

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 1115 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford: 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library through the Oxford Development Records Project.

Bibliography

  • The Sukumaland Development Scheme, 1947-1957. An Outline of the Scheme Based Upon the Manuscripts in the Sukumaland Collection, Rhodes House Library, Oxford by W.M. Sykes. Oxford Development Records Project Report 7 (Oxford: 1984).
Title
Catalogue of papers relating to the development of Sukumaland, Tanganyika
Subtitle
MSS. Afr. s. 1738
Status
Completed
Date
c.1984; edited, converted to EAD and published online 2016
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom