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Collection Level Description: Diaries of John Stacpoole

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2272
Title: Diaries of John Stacpoole
Dates of Creation: 1959-1960
Extent: 2 volumes, c91 ff.

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

John W. Stacpoole (fl 1926-1996) was educated at Sedburgh School and Magdalen College, Oxford, then undertook military service, 1944-1947, rising to the rank of lieutenant. He was made Assistant Principal, Colonial Office in 1951 and Principal, 1956. He served as Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State, 1954-1956, was seconded to Sierra Leone, 1956-1958, was Private Secretary to the Secretary of State, 1964-1965, and Assistant Secretary, 1965.

Scope and Content

Diaries as District Officer in Sierra Leone, 1959-1960, with transcripts.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Stacpoole through A.H.M. Kirk-Greene in January 1996.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Access Points

Stacpoole | John | fl 1926-1996 | colonial officer and civil servant

Sierra Leone | History | 1896-1961

Great Britain | Colonies | Sierra Leone | Administration


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