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Collection Level Description: Papers of Patrick Brian Sweeney

Reference: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 518
Title: Papers of Patrick Brian Sweeney
Dates of Creation: 1933-1965
Extent: 1 volume, 1 box

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Patrick Brian Sweeney (fl 1914-1962) worked in the Indian Customs Service, 1933-1949 (though the Second World War saw him serve as captain, 1941-1945). He became Collector, East Africa Customs and Excise, 1949, Assistant Comptroller, Customs and Excise, Zanzibar, 1956, and Comptroller, Somalia. He worked as Advisor on Customs, Aden, from 1960, and Collector, Customs and Excise, from 1962.

Scope and Content

Typescript autobiography and papers relating to service as a customs officer in India, Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, Zanzibar, Somaliland and Aden, 1933-1965.

Administrative Information

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 622 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Sweeney | Patrick Brian | b 1914 | Customs and Excise official, colonial administration

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

India | History | 20th century

Kenya | History | 1895-1963

Tanzania | History | To 1964

Uganda | History | 1890-1962

Somalia | History | 20th century

Aden | History | 20th century

Great Britain.Customs and Excise | Officials and employees | Biography


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