Bodleian Library logo

Department of Special Collections
Contact Information
Search All Online Catalogues

Consulting material: To consult archives and manuscripts, a full and unrestricted Bodleian reader's card (Group A) is required. You should apply for your card at the Admissions Office.

Pre-ordering: Before your visit you may order up to ten items by emailing Please be advised that some collection material is held offsite; we advise pre-ordering at least two working days before your visit to ensure material is available on your arrival.

Collection Level Description: Photocopied essays by Peggy Phyllis Campbell

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.2130
Title: Photocopied essays by Peggy Phyllis Campbell
Dates of Creation: 1939, 1941
Extent: 13 ff.
Name of Creator: Peggy Phyllis Campbell

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Peggy Phyllis Campbell (nee Hussey) married Archibald Campbell in 1939. Archibald Campbell, CMG (1966), joined the Administrative Service in the Gold Coast in 1936 and subsequently worked in the: Colonial Office (1946); Barrister at Law, Middle Temple (1947); Colonial Attaché, British Embassy, Washington (1953-1956); Assistant Secretary, Colonial Office (1956-1959 and 1962-1967); Chief Secretary, Malta (1959-1962); Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Defence (1967-1969), and Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (1969-1974). Campbell was also a member of the British observer team at the Rhodesian Elections in 1980.

Scope and Content

Three essays by Peggy Campbell relating to her husband's administrative service in the Gold Coast (1936-1946). The essays are entitled "And the Bride wore Khaki Shorts!" (1939), "A thorn in the Flesh" (1941), and "My African Ghost" (1941). Photocopied typescript.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mrs. Peggy Campbell in 1987(?)

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.

Further Information

Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1240 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994(Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Campbell | Peggy Phyllis | fl 1939-1941 | wife of Archibald Campbell Colonial Administrator

Campbell | Archibald | 1914-1994 | Colonial Administrator

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Autobiographies | Ghana

Colonial administrators' spouses | Ghana

Ghana | Officials and employees

Ghana | Description and travel

Transformation from XML to HTML by Lawrence Mielniczuk
13 December 2011