Papers of Geoffrey Hodges relating to the Carrier Corps in the East African Campaign
The papers comprise transcripts of interviews carried out with veterans of the Carrier Corps, notes on and copies of relevant sources in archives in Kenya and the United Kingdom, an outline of Hodges' book and a conference paper based on his research.
0.6 Linear metres (4 boxes)
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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 5469/1, file 1].
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CMD ID 5469
Research material of Geoffrey Hodges for his book The Carrier Corps: Military Labor in the East African campaign, 1914-1918 (1986) including the texts of interviews with veterans of the Corps.
Biographical / Historical
Geoffrey Hodges was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge. After a short time as a district officer in Uganda he taught history at schools in England, Wales, Zambia and Kenya where he began researching the Carrier Corps. He died in 1994.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Bodleian Library by Mrs G. Hodges (widow) in 1998.
- The Carrier Corps: Military Labor in the East African campaign, 1914-1918 by Geoffrey Hodges (Greenwood, 1986)
- Catalogue of the Papers of Geoffrey Hodges relating to the Carrier Corps in the East African Campaign
- Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
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