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Collection Level Description: Papers of J. A. Gardner

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.2048
Title: Papers of J. A. Gardner
Dates of Creation: 1961-1962
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: J. A. Gardner

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

J. A. Gardner was born in 1921 and educated at Cuthbert's Preparatory School; Bromsgrove School; and Brasenose College, Oxford. After military service (1941-1945), he entered the Colonial Service in Kenya. He held the posts of District Officer (1946), District Commissioner (c.1961-1962), Senior District Commissioner (1962), and Administrative Secretary (1963-1965).

Scope and Content

Administrative reports as District Commissioner in Elgeyo-Marakwet, Kenya, 1961-1962.

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Listed as no. 974 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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Gardner | J A | b 1921 | Administrator Kenyan Government

Colonial administrators | Kenya

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Kenya | Officials and employees


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