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Collection Level Description: Papers of P. J. C. Marchant

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1701
Title: Papers of P. J. C. Marchant
Dates of Creation: 1948-1965
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: P. J. C. Marchant

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

P. J. C. Marchant was born in 1923 and educated at Pontypridd Intermediate School and the University of Wales. He was on military service between 1942 and 1946 (lieutenant).

In 1950 Marchant entered the Colonial Service in Tanganyika as a cadet; he subsequently held the posts of district officer (1952) and assistant secretary (1964-1966).

Scope and Content

Letters home (1950-1951), two letter books (1953-1955), correspondence and reports relating to administrative service in Tanganyika (1948-1965).

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Colonial Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Colonial Records Project.

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

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1098 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Marchant | P J C | b 1923 | District Officer Colonial Service Tanzania

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Colonial administrators | Tanzania | Correspondence


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25 January 2012