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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir George and Lady Mooring

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. t. 56
Title: Papers of Sir George and Lady Mooring
Dates of Creation: [1902-1964]
Extent: 2 boxes

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Sir (Arthur) George (Rixson) Mooring (1908-1969), KCMG, 1961 (CMG, 1955), Kt, 1958, received a BA (Hons) from Queens College, Cambridge, 1930 and entered the Colonial Service in Nigeria, 1931. In World War Two he served with the Royal West African Frontier Force in West Africa, India and Burma, achieving the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1945. He took the position of Financial Secretary, Western Region, Nigeria, 1949, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, 1954 and Deputy Governor, Western Region, Nigeria, 1957-1959. He was British Resident, Zanzibar, 1959-1964, a member of the Constituency Delimitation Commission, St. Vincent, West Indies, 1967 and Chairman of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony Socio-Economic Survey, 1967. He was made a Knight of the Order of St. John, 1960. In 1947 he married Patricia Josephine Duke, with whom he had one son and one daughter.

Scope and Content

Papers and photographs relating to Sir George Mooring's period as British Resident of Zanzibar, 1960-1963, with articles on Zanzibar's history, accounts of the revolution in Zanzibar in 1964, photograph album of the visit of Sayyid Khalifa (?to the British Residency), [1902], and souvenir edition of a magazine celebrating the silver jubilee of the Sultan Seyyid Khalifa, 1936.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Lady Maddocks (formerly Lady Mooring, wife of Sir George) on 15th December 1999.

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.

Access Points

Mooring | Arthur George Rixson | 1908-1969 | Sir | British Resident at Zanzibar


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