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Collection Level Description: Transcript of the Diary of Mary Casey

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.2199
Title: Transcript of the Diary of Mary Casey
Dates of Creation: 7 August 1950 - 6 April 1966
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of Creator: Mary Casey

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Mary Casey was the niece of the author John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) and Kenya settler Will Powys.

Scope and Content

Typed transcripts of the diary of Mary Casey for the period 7 August 1950 to 6 April 1966. Mainly written from Beale Farm, Timau, Kenya.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated on the 20 July 1992.

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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

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Access Points

Casey | Mary | fl 1950-1966 | niece of John Cowper Powys

Diaries | 20th century

Kenya | Description and travel

Timau (Kenya)


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13 December 2011