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Collection Level Description: Typescripts by Ellen Kathleen Fenning

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.2144
Title: Typescripts by Ellen Kathleen Fenning
Dates of Creation: [1919-1921]
Extent: 64 ff.
Name of Creator: Ellen Kathleen Fenning

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Ellen Kathleen Ashdown married Captain George Edward Fenning in 1919.

Scope and Content

Accounts by Ellen Kathleen Fenning of the consecration of the Anglican Cathedral at Entebbe (13th September 1919), and her impressions of the country and people while on safari with her husband, Captain G.E. Fenning (DSO), Assistant Director of Surveys in Uganda. Also 2 circular letters (1921), dealing with her domestic arrangements and the difficulties of child-care in Uganda. Typescript and photocopied typescript.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in November 1989.

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

Listed as no. 1140 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994(Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Fenning | Ellen Kathleen | fl 1919-1921 | wife of Colonial Civil Servant

Fenning | Captain George Edward | fl 1919-1921 | Captain Colonial Civil Servant

Autobiographies | Uganda | Entebbe

Colonial administrators' spouses | Uganda

Cathedrals | Uganda

Civil Service | Uganda | Colonies

Uganda | Description and travel

Uganda | Officials and employees

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14 December 2011