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Collection Level Description: Papers of Willoughby Harry Thompson

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 519
Title: Papers of Willoughby Harry Thompson
Dates of Creation: 1944-1974
Extent: 5 files

Language of Material: Eng



Administrative/Biographical History

Willoughby Harry Thompson (fl 1944-1974) lived and worked in Kenya before being posted to the Falkland Islands as Colonial Secretary, 1963-1969, Anguilla as Commissioner, 1969-1971 and Montserrat as Governor, 1971-1974. His wife, Sheelah, worked for some time in the Colonial Nursing Service

Scope and Content

Memoir of service, 1944-1974, with related papers.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated by Willoughby Harry Thompson to the library in May 1988.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required. Material relating to Montserrat is closed until the end of 2004.

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. 627 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Handing-over reports, Kandara division, Fort Hall, 1955 and Bungoma, 1957, Kenya; annual reports, Tana River district, 1958, 1959, Kenya (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 839).

Access Points

Thompson | Willoughby Harry | fl 1944-1974 | colonial official

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

Falkland Islands | History | 20th century

Kenya | History | 1963-

Anguilla | History | 20th century

Montserrat | History | 20th century


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13 March 2012