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William Sydney Marchant (1894-1953) worked as Assistant District Commissioner, East Africa Protectorate, from 1919. In 1926 he was appointed District Officer, Kenya, in 1935 Deputy Provincial Commissioner and Assistant Secretary, Zanzibar, and in 1937 Deputy Provincial Commissioner, Tanganyika Territory. In 1939 he was appointed Resident Commissioner, the British Solomon Islands Protectorate.
Photographs, press cuttings and other papers relating to colonial service in Kenya, 1919-1938, 1943-1947, and as Resident Commissioner of the Solomon Islands, 1939-1943.
The papers were donated to the library by Mrs. Marjorie D. Marchant through the Oxford Colonial Archives Project in April 1985.Access Conditions
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Listed as no. 597 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).Related Units of Description
Papers relating to service in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate, 1942-1943 (with associated press cuttings), military administration in Tripolitania and British Somaliland, 1941-1943, and Kenya, 1925, 1946-1947 are held by the library (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 292).
Marchant | William Sydney | 1894-1953 | colonial administrator
Kenya | Description and travel | Views
Solomon Islands | Description and travel | Views
Great Britain | Colonies | Administration
Kenya | History | 1895-1963
Solomon Islands | History | 20th century