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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir Leonard David Gammans and Lady Ann Muriel Gammans, née Paul

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 506
Title: Papers of Sir Leonard David Gammans and Lady Ann Muriel Gammans, née Paul
Dates of Creation: 1916-1971
Extent: 16 boxes

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Leonard David Gammans (1895-1957) began his colonial service in Malaya, 1920-1934. In the same period he was attached to the British Embassy, Tokyo, 1926-1928 and undertook an extensive tour of India, Europe and America to study the organisation of agriculture, 1930. In 1934 he lectured in the U.S.A. and Canada, and was Director and Secretary of the Land Settlement Association, 1934-1939. He worked for the Ministry of Information, 1938-1941 and was Conservative MP for Hornsey, Middlesex, 1941-1957. He was a member of the British Delegation to the Conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations in Canada, 1942 and the U.S.A., 1945. He was also a member of a Parliamentary delegation to the West Indies, 1944, Sarawak, 1946 and Ceylon, 1949. He served as Assistant Postmaster-General, 1951-1955 and was created baronet in 1955. In 1917 he married Ann Muriel Paul, who later served as MP for Hornsey in her own right, 1957-1966.

Scope and Content

Diaries, notebooks, etc. of Leonard David Gammans, 1916-1956; diaries. etc. of Ann Muriel Gammans, 1918-1970; tourist brochures and other printed material concerning South Africa, [1965-1971].

System of Arrangement

The papers are arranged chronologically for each person.

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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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Related Units of Description

Report on the Parliamentary mission to Sarawak, 1946 to ascertain attitudes to cession (ref. MSS. Pac. r. 10); miscellaneous articles, memoranda, etc. on housing, 1929, the co-operative movement, 1930-1934, the Rotarians, 1932, etc. in Malaya (ref. MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 178); diary of Edwin Cyril G. Barrett as Secretary to Captain Gammans, MP and Lieutenant Colonel Rees Williams, MP, delegated by Parliament to report on whether Sarawak wished for cession to the British Crown, 1946 (ref. MSS. Pac. s. 89).

Access Points

Gammans | Leonard David | 1895-1957 | Sir | 1st Baronet Assistant Postmaster General

Gammans | Ann Muriel | fl 1917-197-

Sarawak | Annexation to Great Britain

Travelers | Great Britain | Diaries

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