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Collection Level Description: Papers of Frank Derek Corfield, mainly relating to Mau Mau

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1675
Title: Papers of Frank Derek Corfield, mainly relating to Mau Mau
Dates of Creation: 1956-1967
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of Creator: Frank Derek Corfield

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

Unknown.

Scope and Content

Historical survey of the origins and growth of Mau Mau, by Corfield, in 2 volumes, plus appendices, commissioned by the Kenyan Government and published in an abridged version in 1960. Also, correspondence and news cuttings relating to Mau Mau, the Survey, East African affairs and the Joint East and Central African Board, 1956-1967.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Colonial Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Colonial Records Project.

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. 962 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Corfield | Frank Derek | b 1902

Kikuyu (African people)

Mau Mau

Joint East and Central African Board

Kenya | History | 1895-1963


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10 January 2012