Catalogue of papers relating to the development of Sukumaland, Tanganyika

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Papers relating to the development of Sukumaland, Tanganyika

1900-1984

Abstract:
Memoranda, correspondence, diaries, photographs and associated material of administrators involved in the development of Sukumaland, Tanganyika, in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Extent: 0.6 Linear metres, 4 boxes
Language(s) of Material: English

Introduction

This collection of papers arose as a result of a programme organised by the Oxford Development Records Project (ODRP) (successor to the Oxford Colonial Records Project) which set out to record the reminiscences of former Colonial Service Officers whose work had been, either directly or indirectly, involved with the Sukumaland Development Scheme of the late 1940s and 1950s. These officers were mainly employed in the Colonial Administrative and Agricultural Services, although there is one representative of the Medical Service, Dr. A.G. Farr (12).

Potential contributors were sent an aide-memoire - a copy of which is in Box I, File (i) - which they were invited to answer in the form of a memorandum on their experiences in Tanganyika, adding any relevant original papers they were willing to donate. These contributions vary greatly in size, from brief notes in response to the aide-memoire, to a full-scale autobiography filling one whole box, E.K. Lumley (27).

Contributors are listed alphabetically, each being given an individual number which also identifies their papers.

Scope and Content

Memoranda, correspondence, diaries, photographs and associated material of administrators involved in the development of Sukumaland, Tanganyika, in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Arrangement

Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library through the Oxford Development Records Project.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 1115 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford: 1996).

Bibliographical References

The Sukumaland Development Scheme, 1947-1957. An Outline of the Scheme Based Upon the Manuscripts in the Sukumaland Collection, Rhodes House Library, Oxford by W.M. Sykes. Oxford Development Records Project Report 7 (Oxford: 1984).

Corporate name(s) (NCA Rules)

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service
University of Oxford | Development Records Project

Subject(s)

Agriculture -- Tanzania
Colonial administrators
Sukumaland (Tanzania)
Tanzania -- Politics and government -- 20th century

Descriptive List

Introductory file containing copy of aide-memoire, explanatory letter from ODRP and list of participants.
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (i)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 leaves

Richard Buswell ALLNUTT
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (1)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1907)

Tanganyika: Agricultural Officer, Lindi and Tanga, 1930-1941, Shinyanga, c.1941-1942, Mwanza, c.1942-1945; Senior Agricultural Officer, Central Province, 1946-1947

Leeward Islands: Director of Agriculture, 1948-1951

Nigeria: Assistant Director, later Deputy Director, of Agriculture, 1952-1955


Scope and Content

Professor John H.M. BEATTIE
Date: 1941-1948, 1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (2)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 120 leaves

Biographical history

Assistant District Officer, Maswa, 1941-1944, Kwimba, 1945, Mwanza, 1945-1946; District Commissioner, Southern Province, 1947-1949


Scope and Content

L.R. BUCKLAND (CBE)
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (3)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 leaf

Scope and Content

Address card only.

Dr. M.P. COLLINSON
Date: 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (4)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only.

Ian CONSTANTINESCO
Date: 1953-1956, 1976, 1980-1982
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (5)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 98 leaves + 1 item

Biographical history

(Born 1918)

Agricultural Officer, Soil Conservation Service, Tengeru, 1949-1950, Lushoto District, 1950; District Agricultural Officer, Mbulu District, 1950-1952; Agricultural Officer in Charge Sukumaland at Malya, 1953-1965; Deputy to Regional Assistant Director of Agriculture, Mwanza, 1954-1955; Agricultural Officer (Mechanisation), Malya, 1955-1956; Moshi District, Sisal Research Station and Western Province, 1957-1959; In charge, Agricultural Machinery Testing Unit, 1959-1963.


Scope and Content

Dr. Hugh DOGGETT
Date: 1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (6)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 leaves

Biographical history

Ukiriguru Research Station from 1948.


Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only.

F.D. DOWSETT
Date: 1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (7)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only.

Marjorie DRENNAN
Date: 1952, 1958, 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (8)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 23 leaves + 3 items

Biographical history

Woman Administrative Assistant in Mwanza, 1948-1950; Married Denis H. Drennan, Agricultural Officer, Mwanza District, 1947-1950; Acting Provincial Agricultural Officer, Lindi, Southern Province, 1951; Lushoto, c.1952-1957, Tanga, c.1958, Mwanza, c.1958-1960; Acting Deputy Director of Agriculture, 1961-1963.


Scope and Content

Bryan J. DUDBRIDGE (CMG)
Date: 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (9)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 leaves

Biographical history

Kwimba and Mazwa districts, 1947-1952.


Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only.

Patrick C. DUFF
Date: 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (10)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1922, Died 2000)

District Officer, Mwanza, 1944; District Commissioner, Geita, 1950-1951, Morogoro, 1952-1958; Ministries in Dar-es-Salaam, 1959-1963.


Scope and Content

Sir Hugh Francis ELLIOTT (OBE)
Date: 1948, 1980-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (11)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 26 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1913, Died 1989)

Assistant District Officer at Biharamulo, Bukoba and Mwanza, 1937-1940.


Scope and Content

Dr. Arthur Griffiths FARR
Date: 1951, 1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (12)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 leaves + 1 item

Biographical history

(Born 1915)

Medical Officer, Mwanza, 1942-1949; Provincial Medical Officer, Lake Province, 1949-1954, and 1954.


Scope and Content

A.P.S. FORBES
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (13)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 leaves

Biographical history

Nyasaland: 1937-1951

Tanganyika: Deputy Director of Agriculture, 1954-1960; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, 1961-1963


Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only.

John and Mrs. Gwen FORD
Date: 1917-1918, 1936, 1978-1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (14)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 22 leaves

Scope and Content

H.A. FOSBROOKE
Date: [1980-1981]
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (15)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 leaves

W.D. GIBBON
Date: 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (16)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only.

Dr. Philip P. GLASGOW
Date: 1960, 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (17)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 leaves

Scope and Content

John Edward S. GRIFFITHS (CMG)
Date: 1950s, 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (18)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 112 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1908, Died 1991)

Assistant District Officer, Kasulu, Dar-es-Salaam, Bukoba and Monduli-Masai districts, 1931-1940; District Officer, Dar-es-Salaam, Dodoma and Bukoba districts, 1941-1950; Co-ordinating Officer, Sukumaland Development Scheme, 1950-1952; Acting Provincial Commissioner, Central Province, 1952; Acting Secretary for Trade and Econmonics, Dar-es-Salaam, 1953; Adviser on Local Government, Dar-es-Salaam, 1953-1955; Provinicial Commissioner, Dar-es-Salaam and Southern Highland Province, 1955-1959.


Scope and Content

Sir Robert de Z. HALL (KCMG, MA)
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (19)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1904, Died 1995)

Tanganyika: Administrative Officer from 1926; District Commisioner, Sukuma districts, 1930s; Provincial Commissioner from 1947; Senior Provincial Commissioner from 1950; Member for Local Government, 1950-1953.

Sierra Leone, Governor, 1953-1956.


Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only.

Colin Leslie P. HEATH
Date: 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (20)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1927)

Tanganyika Agricultural Department: Field Office, North Mara, 1950-1953; Secretary Lake Province Cotton Committee, Mwanza, 1953; Cooperative Officer, Kwimba, then Musoma, 1954-1961; Senior Cooperative Officer, Mwanza, 1961-1963.


Scope and Content

H. Ralph HERRING
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (21)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 leaf

Scope and Content

Letter to ODRP from Mrs. Herring only.

Kaspar Stephen HOCKING
Date: 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (22)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1913)

Tsetse Research Department, Shinyanga, 1938-1940 (military service, 1940-1946); In charge Colonial Insecticide Research Unit at Entebbe, Uganda, later moved to Arusha, Tanganyika, 1946-1967.


Scope and Content

Dr. P.P. HOWELL
Date: 1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (23)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 leaf

Scope and Content

Letter from ODRP only.

Geoffrey William Y. HUCKS
Date: 1978-1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (24)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 56 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1906)

Cadet: Maswa and Dar-es-Salaam, 1929-1930

Assistant District Officer: Musoma, Secretariat, Mwanza, Bukoba, Tabora and Dodoma, 1930-1942; District Commissioner, Biharamulo and Shinyanga, 1942-1948; Assistant Chief Secretary, Dar-es-Salaam, 1948-1951; District Commissioner, Iringa, 1952-1954; Assistant Chief Secretary, Dar-es-Salaam, 1954; Acting Provincial Commissioner, Southern Highlands Province, 1955; Deputy Provincial Commissioner and Acting Provincial Commissioner, Southern Province, 1955-1957; Assistant Chief Secretary, 1957-1960; Clerk of the Legislative Council, 1960-1963.


Scope and Content

John George M. KING (CMG, OBE)
Date: c.1935, 1938, c.1950, 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (25)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 554 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1908, Died 1992)

Agricultural Officer, Shinyanga, in-charge Lubaga Experiment Station, and then District Extension work, 1934-1942; Moshi District, then Southern Highlands Province, c.1943-1945.


Scope and Content

(25A)

(25B)

(25C)

Robert Glyn LOOSMORE
Date: 1951, 1960-1962, 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (26)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 148 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1923)

Northern Rhodesia: District Officer, 1953-1954; Secretariat, 1955; Clerk of African Representative Council, 1956.

Tanganyika: District Officer, 1957-1958; District Commissioner, Masasi, 1959; District Commissioner, Shinyanga, 1961; Ministry of Local Government, Dar-es-Salaam, 1962; Tutor at Administrative Training Centre, Mzumbe, 1962-1963.


Scope and Content

(All these papers are photocopies)

E.K. LUMLEY
Date: 1972, 1979-1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (27)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 307 leaves + 3 items

Biographical history

Cadet, Tanga, 1923-1926; Assistant District Officer, Kibondo, c.1927, Bufugi, c.1928-1929, Lindi and Tunduru, 1930-1932; Public Trustee, Tanga, 1933-1934; Assistant District Officer, later District Commissioner, Korogwe, 1934-1935; District Commissioner, Mbulu, 1935; District Officer, Tanga, 1936-1937; District Commissioner, Lindi, 1937-1938, Ulanga, 1939; Distirct Officer, Bukoba, 1942-1944.


Scope and Content

(27A)

(27B)

(27C)

Murray LUNAN
Date: 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (28)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1914)

Agricultural Officer, Shinyanga, 1943-1945; Regional Assistant Director of Agriculture, Mwanza, 1953-1958.


Scope and Content

D. MALCOLM
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (29)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 leaf

Scope and Content

Address Card only.

Paul J.C. MARCHANT
Date: 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (30)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only.

C.I. MEEK (CMG)
Date: 1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (31)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 leaf

Biographical history

(Born 1920, Died 1999)

Tanganyika: District Officer, 1941; Principal Assistant Secretary, 1958; Permanent Secretary, Chief Secretary’s Office, 1959; Permanent Secretary to Prime Minister, Secretary to Cabinet, 1960; Government Director, Williamson Diamonds; Head of the Civil Service, Tanganyika, 1961–62


Scope and Content

Address card only.

Neville MUTTER
Date: 1979-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (32)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 47 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1922)

District Agricultural Officer, Lindi, 1949-1951; Sukumaland Development Team, 1952-1953; Acting Regional Assistant Director of Agriculture, Lake Region, 1953-1955; District Agricultural Officer, Moshi and Acting Regional Assistant Director of Agriculture, Northern Region, 1955-1956; Provincial Agricultural Officer, Southern Province, 1956-1958; Assistant Director of Agriculture, 1959-1963.


Scope and Content

E.F. PECK
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (33)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 leaf

Scope and Content

Address card only.

John T. PURVIS
Date: 1900-1952, 1961, 1978-1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (34)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 64 leaves + 4 items

Biographical history

(Born 1903)

Stock Inspector, Mpwapwa and Musoma, 1927-1929; Agricultural Farm Manager, later Assistant Livestock Officer, Mpwapwa and Arusha, 1930-1932; Agricultural Farm Manager, Mpwapwa and Arusha, 1933-1935; Moshi, 1936-1940; Agricultural Officer, Musoma and Shinyanga, 1941-1948; Senior Agricultural Officer, Malya, 1949-1952.


Scope and Content

Sir John S. RENNIE
Date: 1944-1945, 1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (35)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1917, Died 2002)

Assistant District Officer, Kwimba, Bukoba and Musoma, 1942-1945; Secretariat, later Iringa, c.1945-1951


Scope and Content

(both photocopies)

Mrs. Jane ROUNCE
Date: 1932-1933, 1978-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (36)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 21 leaves

Biographical history

Jane Rounce was married to Norman Vince Rounce who was born in 1906 and educated at Dulwich College, Wye Agricultural College and Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad. He went to Tanganyika as an agricultural officer in 1928, becane senior agricultural officer, 1943, and regional assistant director, 1950.


Scope and Content

Eric George ROWE (CMG)
Date: 1978-1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (37)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1904, Died 1987)

Administrative Office: Pangani, Korogwe, Arusha, Loliondo, Monduli, Moshi and Mbulu, 1928-1948; Deputy Provincial Commissioner, later Provincial Commissioner, Lake Province, 1948-1954; Provincial Commissioner, Eastern Province, 1954-1958; Minister for Local Government and Administration, 1958-1959.


Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only.

Hugh Stanley SENIOR
Date: 1929-1940, 1949, 1980-1982
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (38)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 64 leaves + 1 item

Biographical history

(Born 1908)

Assistant District Officer, Kigoma, 1930-1933, Mkalama and Kondoa Irangi, 1934-1936, Maswa, 1936-1939; (King's African Rifles service, 1939-1947); District Commissioner, Maswa and Kwimba, 1947-1948; Deputy Provincial Commissioner, Lindi, 1948-c.1950, and Eastern Province, c.1950-1953.


Scope and Content

John Verrinder SHAW (CMG)
Date: [1952-1954], 1978-1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (39)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1911)

Cadet, later Assistant District Officer, in Tanganyika, 1934-1939; (King's African Rifles service, 1939-1948); District Commissioner, Mpwapwa and Dodoma, 1948-1952; Deputy Provincial Commissioner, Malya, 1952-1954, and Arusha, 1954-1957; Provincial Commissioner, Tanga, 1957-1960.


Scope and Content

William Paton STEELE
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (40)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1908)

Assistant Director, Water Development Department, Dar-es-Salaam, 1946-1956.


Scope and Content

Sir Roger John M. SWYNNERTON
Date: 1940, 1984
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (40A)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1911, Died 2000)

Tanganyika: Agricultural Officer, later Senior Agricultural Officer, 1934-1950

Kenya: Assistant Director of Agriculture, 1951-1954; Deputy Director, 1954-1956, and Director, 1956-1960; Permanent Secretary to Ministry of Agriculture, 1960-1962.


Scope and Content

Dr. Ralph E.S. TANNER
Date: 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (41)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only.

J.J. TAWNEY
Date: [1980]
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (42)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 leaf

Scope and Content

Address card only.

Dr. H.J. VAN RENSBURG
Date: 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (43)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 4 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only.

John Oldham WOLSTENHOLME
Date: 1980-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (44)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 55 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1920)

Ghee Grading Officer, later Livestock Officer, Tabora, 1947-1949; Manager, Malya Stock Farm, 1949; Livestock Officer, Malya, 1949-1954; Livestock Officer, Veterinary Department Headquarters, later Arusha, 1954-1961; and Marketing Officer (Livestock), Ministry of Natural Resources, 1961-1963.


Scope and Content

Armine C.A. WRIGHT
Date: 1978-1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1738 (45)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 leaves

Biographical history

(Born 1910)

Uganda: Agricultural Officer, 1933-c.1950 (King's African Rifles service, 1939-1945).

Tanganyika: Sociological Adviser to the Sukumaland Development Scheme (c.1951-1956).


Scope and Content

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