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Collection Level Description: Correspondence of Leonard Heaney

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2271
Title: Correspondence of Leonard Heaney
Dates of Creation: 1929-1943
Extent: 141 pp.

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

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?].

Scope and Content

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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Lieut.-Colonel Parker-Jones, on behalf of Leonard Heaney, on 25th June 1998.

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Heaney | Leonard M. | b 1906 | colonial officer

Great Britain | Colonies | Tanzania | Administration | Biography

Tanzania | Description and travel

World War, 1939-1945 | Africa, East


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