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Collection Level Description: Journal of a Rhodesian Pioneer; papers of the Manson Family

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2247
Title: Journal of a Rhodesian Pioneer; papers of the Manson Family
Dates of Creation: 1891-1914
Extent: 3 folders

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The letters to Mrs. Manson of Arnewood House were written by her three sons, Ken, Will and Jack. Ken's letters were written while serving as a Medical Officer in Nigeria, 1913-1914, Will chiefly from the gunboat Sultan on the Nile, mainly between Khartoum and Roseires (Er Roseires), 1906-1908, and Jack from Liverpool and an office in Cairo, 1906-1907

Scope and Content

Journal of an unnnamed British pioneer's experiences in Mashonaland, Rhodesia, 1st August-8th November 1891; sketch of a boy feeding a bird, by Henry Justice Ford; letters, mainly to Mrs. Manson from her three sons, Ken, Will and Jack, 1906-1914; Manson family photographs, c1900, with later pictures taken by Will Manson on the Nile.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were purchased by the library with Oxford Colonial Archive Project funds from Phillips Auctioneers on 13th November 1997.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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Access Points

Manson | family | Arnewood House

Manson | Will | fl 1906-1908 | river carrier, Sudan

Manson | Ken | fl 1913-1914 | medical officer, Nigeria

Cairo (Egypt) | Description and travel

Nile River | Description and travel

Sudan | Description and travel

Nigeria | Description and travel

Zimbabwe | Description and travel

Zimbabwe | History | 19th century

British South Africa Company Pioneer Corps

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