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Collection Level Description: Papers of Richard B. Brayne

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 1119
Title: Papers of Richard B. Brayne
Dates of Creation: [1950-1963]
Extent: 2 boxes

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Richard B. Brayne (b 1924), MBE (1957) was educated at Sherborne School and Pembroke College, Cambridge, and undertook military service, 1942-1946, as lieutenant. He began work as cadet, Tanganyika, 1948 and served as district officer in Tanganyika and the Tanzania Government Service, 1950-1964.

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Tanganyika, comprising preparation for Princess Margaret's tour, 1956, Kondoa District reports and handing-over notes, 1950-1960, miscellaneous reports, etc., Mzumbe administrative training centre, 1961-1963, and correspondence.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited at the library by Brayne on long loan on c21st August 1967.


Additional documents relating to Tanganyika, 1934-1962, including letters home from Richard and Anne Brayne, 1949-1956, and a programme of Princess Margaret's visit, October 1956 were donated to the library by Brayne on 21st January 2002.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required. One envelope of confidential papers to be kept closed until January 2022.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 475 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968).

Access Points

Brayne | Richard B. | b 1924 | colonial administrator

Margaret | 1930-2002 | Princess, Countess of Snowdon

Great Britain | Colonies | Tanzania | Administration

Tanzania | History | To 1964

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10 February 2012