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Collection Level Description: Memoirs of Ann M. Davidson

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.2168
Title: Memoirs of Ann M. Davidson
Dates of Creation: [1963?]
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of Creator: Ann M. Davidson

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

No relevant details are available.

Scope and Content

"The real paradise: memories of Africa, 1950-1963", an account by Ann M. Davidson of her life as a District Officer's wife in Nyasaland (now Malawi), based on weekly letters to her mother. Bound typescript.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mrs. Ann M. Davidson on the 18 March 1992.

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

Access Points

Davidson | Ann M | fl 1950-1963 | wife of Colonial Administrator

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Colonial administrators' spouses | Malawi

Autobiographies | Malawi

Malawi | Description and travel

Malawi | Officials and employees


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