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.
Typescript autobiography and papers relating to service as a customs officer in India, Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, Zanzibar, Somaliland and Aden, 1933-1965.
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Listed as no. 622 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
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