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Collection Level Description: Papers of Stanley Arthur Walden (3)

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.2122
Title: Papers of Stanley Arthur Walden (3)
Dates of Creation: 1954-1959
Extent: 2 files
Name of Creator: Stanley Arthur Walden

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Stanley Arthur Walden, CMG (1956), was born in 1905 and educated at the Royal Grammar School, Henley-on-Thames; and Selwyn College, Cambridge.

In 1929 he entered the Colonial Service in Tanganyika as a cadet. He held the posts of Assistant District Officer (1931), District Officer (1941), Deputy Provincial Commissioner (1948), Provincial Commissioner (1950), and Senior Provincial Commissioner (1953-1960).

Scope and Content

Correspondence and reports (1954-1958) as Provincial Commissioner, Lake Province, Tanganyika, concerning Geita district and the Sukumaland Council. Also, correspondence (1954-1959) relating to possible promotion, pension and retirement.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1125 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Walden | Stanley Arthur | 1905-1980 | Colonial Administrator

Colonial administrators | Tanganyika

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Tanganyika | Officials and employees


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