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W.F.P. Kelly (b 1912) graduated from Christ Church College, Oxford. He became a district officer, Kenya, 1936 and served as executive officer, African Land Development Board, 1952-1955. He was made a senior district commissioner, 1955. His service in Kenyan colonial administration continued until 1963.
Diary of travels in charge of a mobile cinema, Kenya, 1944; three volumes of memoirs of service, Kenya, 1936-1963; four volumes of travel diaries, Kenya, 1981-1982, 1989, 1992, 1996; one travel diary, South Africa, 1990; report by Miss S. Brodribb Pughe on the wells of the Northern District, Kenya, 1962.
The papers were donated to the library by Mr. and Mrs. W.F.P. Kelly on 27th June 1997.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
Papers of Kenneth Martin Cowley including diary record of safari made by Kelly as Provincial Commissioner, Southern Province, Kenya, [c1956-1962] (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1750).
Kelly | W.F.P. | b 1912 | colonial administrator
Kenya | Description and travel
South Africa | Description and travel
Water supply | Kenya
Great Britain | Colonies | Kenya | Administration
Great Britain | Colonies | Officials and employees | Biography
World War, 1939-1945 | Kenya
Agriculture | Kenya
Motion picture theaters | Kenya
World War, 1939-1945 | Motion pictures and the war
Motion pictures | Kenya