Leonard M. Heaney (b 1906), CMG (1959), was educated at Bristol Grammar School and at Oriel College, Oxford, undertaking military service, 1940-1945 (Major). He began work in the Colonial Service as cadet, Tanganyika, 1929, was made assistant district officer, 1931, district officer, 1941, deputy provincial commissioner, 1948, provincial commissioner, 1951 and senior, 1956. He retired in 1958, was made temporary principal, Colonial Office, 1959 and continued in the Civil Service to [c1964?].
Typescript transcription of letters written by Heaney from Tanganyika to his parents in England, compiled under the title Letters and Notes from Tanganyika 1929-1943.
The papers were donated to the library by Lieut.-Colonel Parker-Jones, on behalf of Leonard Heaney, on 25th June 1998.Access Conditions
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Heaney | Leonard M. | b 1906 | colonial officer
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