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Collection Level Description: Papers of William Sydney Marchant

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Brit.Emp.s.292
Title: Papers of William Sydney Marchant
Dates of Creation: 1925-1947
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: William Sydney Marchant

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

William Sydney Marchant (1894-1953) worked as Assistant District Commissioner in the East Africa Protectorate (now Kenya) from 1919. He subsequently served as District Officer in Kenya (from 1926); Deputy Provincial Commissioner and Assistant Secretary in Zanzibar (from 1935), and Deputy Provincial Commissioner in Tanganyika Territory (from 1937). In 1939 he was appointed Resident Commissioner of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate.

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Marchant's service in the British Solomon Islands (now the Solomon Islands), 1942-1943 (with associated press cuttings); military administration in Tripolitania (now Tripoli) and British Somaliland (now Somalia), 1941-1943, and papers relating to Kenya, 1925, 1946, 1947.

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Listed as no. 222 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968).

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Marchant | William Sydney | 1894-1953 | Colonial Administrator

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Colonial administrators | Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands | Officials and employees

Tripoli (Libya)



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