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Lady Daphne Moore's husband, Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore, CMG (1930), KCMG (1935), GCMG (1943), joined the Ceylon Civil Service as a cadet in November 1910. He subsequently served as: 4th Assistant Colonial Secretary, Ceylon (1914); temporary commission Royal Garrison Artillery, Salonika, and British Expeditionary Force (1916-1919); Additional Assistant Colonial Secretary, Ceylon (1919); 3rd Assistant Colonial Secretary, Ceylon (1919); 4th Assistant Colonial Secretary, Ceylon (1920); Colonial Secretary, Bermuda (1922); Principal Assistant Secretary, Nigeria (1924); Deputy Chief Secretary, Nigeria (1927); Governor's Deputy, Nigeria (1927); Colonial Secretary, Kenya (1929); Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Sierra Leone (1934); Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Colonial Office (1937); Deputy Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (1939); Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Kenya (1939); Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Ceylon (1944), and Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief, Ceylon (1948-1949).
Diaries and letters home, relating to the service of Lady Daphne Moore's husband, Henry, in Bermuda, Nigeria, Kenya and Sierra Leone, 1922-1947.
Donated ca.1960's.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.
Listed as no. 602 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Moore | Lady | Daphne | 1900-1990 | wife of Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore Colonial Administrator
Moore | Sir | Henry Monck-Mason | 1887-1964 | Colonial Administrator
Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service
Colonial administrators' spouses | Africa | Diaries
Colonial administrators' spouses | Bermuda | Diaries
Colonial administrators' spouses | Africa | Correspondence
Colonial administrators' spouses | Bermuda | Correspondence
Africa | Officials and employees
Bermuda | Officials and employees