Papers of Peter M. Gordon relating to Kenya

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Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1074
Title: Papers of Peter M. Gordon relating to Kenya
Dates of Creation: 1949-1958
Extent: 1 box
Language(s) of Material: English


Peter Macie Gordon (1919-2000) served for three years as a District Officer in Kenya, at Kisii and Kisumu, and as an Acting Assistant Secretary at the Secretariat in Nairobi before taking the Colonial Service course in Oxford in 1949-1950, attached to Merton College. He became a senior district commissioner in 1957, an under secretary in 1960 and a permanent secretary in the Kenya Government Service, 1961-1964.

Scope and Content

Papers, 1949-1958, of Peter M. Gordon comprising

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Files 1-5 were donated by Peter M. Gordon in 1967. File 6 was donated by his daughter, Dr Dillian Gordon, in October 2016.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MSS. Afr. s. 1074

Access Point(s)
Gordon | Peter Macie | 1919-2000 | colonial officer

Great Britain | Colonies | Kenya | Administration

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