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D.S. Henderson's papers relating to the Buganda emergency, 1966

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MS. 5452

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Comprises:
  1. Photocopy of typed transcript of D.S. Henderson's personal diary during the period of the Buganda emergency, 23 May-2 July 1966.
  2. Photocopy of official police diary during the emergency, 6-29 June 1966.
  3. Three photographs of the Lubiri, the official residence at Mengo of the Kabaka of Buganda, two showing the destruction caused by the sacking on 24 May 1966.

Dates

  • 1966

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 5452, folio 1].
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Shelfmark:

MS. 5452

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 5452

Overview

D.S. Henderson's papers relating to the Buganda emergency, 1966.

Biographical / Historical

D.S. Henderson was a police officer in Uganda at the time of the Buganda emergency in 1966.

In February 1966 Milton Obote, Prime Minister of Uganda, suspended the constitution and dismissed the President, Mutesa II, Kabaka of Buganda. The political unrest culminated in a military assault on the Lubiri, the Kabaka's official residence on Mengo Hill, Kampala, led by Colonel Idi Amin and the Kabaka went into exile.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by D.S. Henderson in 1970.

Existence and Location of Originals

D.S. Henderson retained his original, handwritten, personal diary and the original typed transcript and the original of the official diary.
Title
Catalogue of D.S. Henderson's papers relating to the Buganda emergency, 1966
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
Date
2019
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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