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Collection Level Description: Diaries and Letters of Lady Daphne Moore

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Brit.Emp.s.466
Title: Diaries and Letters of Lady Daphne Moore
Dates of Creation: 1922-1947
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of Creator: Daphne Moore

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

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).

Scope and Content

Diaries and letters home, relating to the service of Lady Daphne Moore's husband, Henry, in Bermuda, Nigeria, Kenya and Sierra Leone, 1922-1947.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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.

Further Information

Finding Aids

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).

Access Points

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


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