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Papers of Geoffrey Hodges relating to the Carrier Corps in the East African Campaign

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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.

Dates

  • c.1964-1979

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. 5469/1, file 1].
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MSS. 5469/1-4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 5469

Overview

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.

Related Materials

Bodleian Library: MSS. Afr. s. 2097 Full version of "The Carrier Corps: military labour in the East African Campaign of 1914-18 and its place in the history of Kenya", by G.W.T. Hodges. Typescript with 7 photographs.

Bibliography

  • The Carrier Corps: Military Labor in the East African campaign, 1914-1918 by Geoffrey Hodges (Greenwood, 1986)
Title
Catalogue of the Papers of Geoffrey Hodges relating to the Carrier Corps in the East African Campaign
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
Date
2020
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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