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Robert Frederick Mole (fl 1914-1988) was appointed to the Burma Civil Service in 1937, rising to the rank of Assistant Commissioner in 1938 and Deputy Commissioner in 1945, after a period of war service, 1943-1945. He entered the Colonial Administrative Service in 1947, becoming Principal Assistant Secretary, Sarawak, 1948 and Secretary for Defence, 1949. In 1955 he took the post of Assistant Secretary, Labour and Lands, Kenya. He served as Under-Secretary, Kenyan Government Service, 1957-1963.
Reports, minutes, memoranda, etc. on economic development, Sarawak, 1946-1953, with Governor's addresses to the Council Negri (the Legislative Council), 1951-1953. Handing-over notes relating to service in Sarawak and Kenya, 1949-1959; press cuttings on events in Kenya, 1955-1963; memorandum by Sir Charles Mortimer on the history of land alienation and the policy of reservation of the Kenya Highlands for Europeans, with other papers on land in Kenya, 1935-1958.
The papers were donated to the library by Robert Frederick Mole on 10th August 1967.Accruals
Press cuttings on events in Kenya, 1955-1963 were donated by Mole in August 1988.Access Conditions
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Listed as no. 717 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).Related Units of Description
The Temple-Bells are calling, typescript memoirs of the last years of British rule in Burma, held by the Bodleian Library (ref. (B) MS. Eng. hist. c. 1044).
Mole | Robert Frederick | fl 1914-1988 | colonial civil servant
Great Britain | Colonies | Administration
Sarawak | History | 20th century
Kenya | History | 1895-1963
Kenya | History | Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-1960
Kenya Highlands (Kenya)
Land grants | Kenya