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Leonard H.D. Scard, OBE, was a colonial administrator in Uganda until the government of Idi Amin (who appropriated his farm in 1971), and Honorary Consul at Lamu, Kenya until c1990. Tory and nationalist by persuasion, he died in 1993, leaving most of his property to a Swahili called Abdallah, whom he had adopted as a boy.
Letters, mostly aerogrammes, from Scard to Dr. Patricia Romero, 1984-1993, covering Kenyan politics and his daily life.
The papers were donated to the library by Dr. P. Romero in February 1995.Accruals
Four typescript aerogramme letters from Scard to Dr. Patricia Romero, 1986 and 1991, were donated to the library in March 2002.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.
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Scard | Leonard H.D. | d 1993 | honorary consul colonial administrator
Kenya | Politics and government | 20th century