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Papers of Charles James Bagenal

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Correspondence, diary and photographs of C.J. Bagenal comprising typescript copies of his letters home during the Boer War (1900-1902), with handwritten introduction and notes made in 1951; diary (typed at a later date) covering the East African Campaign (1915-1917), and three albums of photographs of Tanganyika, South Africa and Ireland (1914-1941).

Dates

  • 1900-1951

Extent

4 volumes, 1 file

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.2351].
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MSS.Afr.s.2351

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 530

Biographical / Historical

Charles James Bagenal, OBE (1919), was born in 1877, the son of B.F. Bagenal of Benekerry House, county Carlow, Ireland. He was educated at St. Mark's School, Windsor, and Camborne School of Mines. Bagenal served in the 45th (Dublin) Company of the Imperial Yeomanry (mounted infantry) during the South African War (1900-1902), and in the South African Horse, 1st Mounted Brigade, during World War One (where he took part in campaigns in German South West Africa, 1914-1915, and German East Africa, 1915-1918). In 1917 Bagenal became District Political Officer in Tanganyika Territory, later becoming Senior Commissioner (1920) and Provincial Commissioner (1926). He retired from the Colonial Administrative Service in 1931.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in January 2002.
Title
Papers of Charles James Bagenal
Status
Completed
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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