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Collection Level Description: Papers of Mr. D. Aston

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2212
Title: Papers of Mr. D. Aston
Dates of Creation: [1940-1950]
Extent: 1 folder

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

D. Aston (b 1926) was educated at Repton and Exeter College, Oxford, serving as a lieutenant in the armed forces, 1944-1948. He became an administrative officer, Nyasaland, 1952.

Scope and Content

Nyasaland police file, Historical Survey of Native Controlled Missions operating in Nyasaland, December 1940 and The Revised Edition of Dowa District Book 1 with Additional Notes, January 1950.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by D. Aston on 15th January 1997.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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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.

Access Points

Aston | D. | b 1926 | colonial administrative officer

Ethnology | Malawi

Missions | Malawi

Malawi | History


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