Helen L. Haylett was educated at Sale County High School before training at St. James's Secretarial College, London. She then worked as a shorthand typist with the Asiatic Petroleum Company Limited, rising after five years to the position of 3rd Secretary to the Area Manager for Scandinavia. In 1935 she left to take up the post of Office Assistant to the Secretariat, Zanzibar. She later worked as Secretary to the Governor, Dar-es-Salaam and was Chairman of the African branch of the YWCA, Mombasa until 1961.
Papers, 20th century, comprising To Zanzibar and Back, a memoir by Helen L. Haylett of service in Zanzibar Protectorate, etc. from 1935 to 1961 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 2223/1).
The papers were donated to the library by Mrs. Haylett in August 1995.Accruals
Reminiscences of experiences in Zanzibar, Madagascar and Kenya, 1935-1961 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 2223/2) donated by Mrs. Haylett on 27th September 1996.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.
The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.Related Units of Description
Memoirs, diaries, photographs and printed material relating to service as Office Assistant to the Secretariat in Zanzibar, and later as Secretary to the Governor, Dar-es-Salaam, 1935-1961 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1946).
Haylett | Helen L. | fl 1935-1996 | Secretary to the Governor, Dar-es-Salaam
Ocean travel | Personal narratives
Great Britain | Colonies | Tanzania | Administration
Sudan | Description and travel
Egypt | Description and travel
Uganda | Description and travel
Kenya | Description and travel
Tanzania | Description and travel
Zanzibar | Description and travel