Robert Everard Wainwright (1913-1990) worked as a cadet in the Colonial Service, Kenya, from 1935, was appointed Provincial Commissioner in 1954 and served as Chief Commissioner, 1960-1963. He then retired, only to be appointed Acting Administrator, Turks and Caicos Islands in 1965.
Memoirs, [1980s], including service in Kenya and in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and also his role as an observer during the Rhodesian and Ugandan elections of 1980.
The papers were donated to the library through the Oxford Development Records Project in October 1977.Accruals
Material relating to the 1980 Ugandan elections was donated to the library by K. Kirkwood, with the authority of Mr. Loyd, in January 1981.Access Conditions
Bodleian reader's ticket required. There is a 30 year closure period on material relating to the 1980 Ugandan elections.Reproduction Restrictions
No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.
Listed as no. 629 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).Related Units of Description
Memorandum on service in the Colonial Service in Kenya, 1935-1963, with transcript and related article (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1717); transcript of discussion with Sir Francis Loyd and Richard Wilson, 1984 on the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1915).
Wainwright | Robert Everard | 1913-1990 | colonial administrator
Great Britain | Colonies | Administration
Kenya | History | 1895-1963
Turks and Caicos Islands | History | 20th century
Zimbabwe | History | 1980
Uganda | History | 1979-
Elections | Uganda
Elections | Zimbabwe