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Collection Level Description: Papers of the Africa Protectorates Trust

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1713
Title: Papers of the Africa Protectorates Trust
Dates of Creation: 1951-1977
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of Creator: Africa Protectorates Trust

Language of Material: eng

Administrative/Biographical History

The Africa Protectorates Trust was set up to assist with the education, training and health of the people of South West Africa, Bechuanaland, Swaziland and Basutoland. In practice, the Trust made small grants or loans to African students pursuing education abroad.

The idea for the Trust arose in 1951 when Michael Scott decided to set up such a fund using the royalties payable to him from his book, In Face of Fear, which described his work in South West Africa; the Trust Deed was finally drawn up in September 1952. The original Trustees were Michael Scott, Canon Robert Stopford, Lord Noel-Buxton and Margery Perham (who later made over to the Trust the royalties on her book Ten Africans ). From its inception the Trust was closely linked with the Africa Bureau and two related trust funds, the Africa Development Trust and the Africa Educational Trust.

Scope and Content

Papers dealing with the formation and administration of the Africa Protectorates Trust and its possible amalgamation with other organisations.

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Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room and a handlist (labelled Africa Bureau) is also available for this collection.

Listed as no. 1176 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Africa Protectorates Trust

Scott | Michael | b 1923 | Colonial Administrator and Commissioner

African students | Foreign countries


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