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Collection Level Description: Memoirs of Robert Everard Wainwright

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 524
Title: Memoirs of Robert Everard Wainwright
Dates of Creation: [1980s]
Extent: 2 volumes

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library through the Oxford Development Records Project in October 1977.


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.

Further Information

Finding Aids

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).

Access Points

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

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16 March 2012