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Collection Level Description: Papers of Dennis George Ruddock Herbert, Lord Hemingford

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 1807
Title: Papers of Dennis George Ruddock Herbert, Lord Hemingford
Dates of Creation: [1922-1982]
Extent: 24 boxes

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

Dennis George Ruddock Herbert (1904-1982) was master at Achimota College, Gold Coast, 1926-1939 (founded by the Revd. A.G. Fraser who was also first Principal), then Headmaster, King's College, Budo, Uganda to 1947, when he succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Hemingford. He took a post at Achimota College as Rector, 1948-1952, then returned to England, where he became Chairman of the newly formed Africa Bureau and Vice-President in 1963. He also served as President of the East and West Friendship Council and as a member of the Executive of the United Nations Association. He took an active part in the local politics of Huntingdonshire, sitting as a Conservative in the House of Lords and as Chairman of Huntingdonshire County Council, 1961-1965 and Huntingdon and Peterborough County Council, 1967-1971. He was a Justice of the Peace for Huntingdonshire from 1960 onwards and was made Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdon and Peterborough in 1968. In 1932 he married Elizabeth McClare Clark, with whom he had one son and two daughters.

Scope and Content

Administrative Information

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.

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 1251 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Related Units of Description

Photograph of Achimota School, [c1940s] (ref. MSS. Afr. t. 33).

Access Points

Herbert | Dennis George Ruddock | 1904-1982 | 2nd Baron Hemingford

Fraser | A.G. | d 1962 | Revd. | founder and first principal of Achimota College, Gold Coast

Education | Great Britain | Colonies | Ghana

Education | Great Britain | Colonies | Uganda

Africa | History | 1960-

Africa Bureau

Christian Action


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22 February 2012