Catalogue of papers of Women Administrative Officers in Colonial Africa

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Papers of Women Administrative Officers in Colonial Africa

1944-1984

Abstract:
Reminiscences, press cuttings, circulars, photographs and associated material of women who served in the Colonial Service in Africa and the West Indies (one contribution only from the West Indies), mainly relating to the years 1945 to 1960.

Extent: 1.2 Linear metres, 8 boxes
Language(s) of Material: English

Introduction

The papers in this collection were amassed by the Oxford Development Records Project (ODRP) (successor to the Oxford Colonial Records Project), which set out to preserve the reminiscences of women who had served as Administrative Assistants in the Colonial Service in various African territories. Potential contributors were sent an aide-memoire (see Box I, (i)) which they were invited to answer in the form of a memorandum on their experiences in the Service, adding any original papers they were willing to donate to the Project.

Women Administrative Assistants were recruited by the Colonial Office for a period of about 10 years immediately after the Second World War, when there was a severe shortage of male officers, so these papers relate mainly to the years 1945 to 1960. The terms of employment were very different from their male counterparts': women were only eligible for temporary posts, they had no chance of promotion and they were obliged to resign on marriage (with a very few exceptions, such as Dr. Beryl Steele (32) and Isabel Popplewell (29), who managed to carry on working after they were married). On the whole, therefore, the periods of service for these women tend to be short, often lasting only one tour or even less.

The countries covered in this collection comprise, with one exception, British colonial African territories, with the majority of contributors having worked in Tanganyika and Nigeria, and a few in Nyasaland, Uganda, Kenya, Northern Rhodesia, the Gold Coast and the Gambia. The exception to this is a contributor who applied for an African post, but who ended up working in the West Indies (Lady Peck (27)). There is also a contribution from a former Woman Administrative Assistant (WAA) who became a Recruitment Officer at the Colonial Office and who was involved in recruiting other WAAs (Mair Morris (26)).

The contributors are listed alphabetically under their married names, each being given a number. Details of their postings are underneath and then a description of the papers donated.

Alphabetical list of all women contacted for the project

AITCHISON, Angela (nee Congers-Reeve). Nigeria. No contribution.

BARNES, Lesley (nee Wanchope). Nyasaland. No contribution.

BELL, M.P. Tanganyika. Box I (1), letter to ODRP only.

BOWMAN, Dorothy (nee Ross). Tanganyika. Box I (1A).

BROWN, Helen E. (formerly Mrs. Collins). Tanganyika. Box I (2).

BURNESS, Margaret. The Gambia and Nigeria. Box I (3).

CLAYTON, Aileen Bowen (nee Morris). Nigeria. Box I (4).

COLLINGS, Jean Munro (nee Bruce). Tanganyika. Box I (5).

CORRIE, Morag. Nigeria. Box I (6).

CRAUFURD-BENSON, Kathleen Mary (nee Evett). Northern Rhodesia. Box I (7).

DANIELS, Margery (nee Bell). Nigeria. Box I (8).

DAVIES, Carol (nee Allen). Nigeria. Box I (9).

DAVIES, Marjorie Eileen (nee Wilkinson). Nigeria. Box I (10).

DRENNAN, Marjorie (nee Haworth). Tanganyika. No contribution.

DUFFUS, June Rose (nee Betteridge). Tanganyika. Box I (11).

FOREMAN, Catherine H. Tanganyika. No contribution.

FOTTRELL, Zelma Louisa (nee Wood). Nigeria. Box II (12).

GORDON-SMITH, Christine A. Nyasaland. Box II (13), correspondence with ODRP only.

HADOW, Lady Marie (nee Moiser). Tanganyika. Box II (14), correspondence with ODRP only.

HEANEY, Kathleen (nee Chapman). Tanganyika. Box II (15).

JAMES, Anne Rebecca. Tanganyika and Nyasaland/Malawi. Box II (16).

JENKINS, Carolyn Mary. Nigeria. Box II (17).

JOHNSON, Mary (nee MacIntyre). Tanganyika. Box II (18).

KING, Mary Margaret (nee Beaton). Nigeria. Box II (19).

LESLIE, Ann Muriel (nee Burkinshaw). Tanganyika. Box III (20).

LONGDEN, Janet Mary (nee Lloyd). Nigeria. Box IV (21).

MACDERMOT, Patricia Mary. Nigeria. Box IV (22).

MACFEE, Joan Margaret (nee Cunliffe). Tanganyika. Box V (23).

MACIVER, Kay. Uganda. No contribution.

MACKAY, Doreen I.G. Tanganyika. Box V (24), correspondence with ODRP only.

MAHON, Maureen. Nigeria. No contribution.

MILLER, Maureen L. (nee Swindlehurst). Tanganyika. Box V (25).

MORRIS, Mair A. (nee Evans). The Gambia. Box V (26).

PECK, Lady Alison M. (nee MacInnes). West Indies. Box V (27).

PHELPS, Nancy (nee Till). Tanganyika. Box V (28), correspondence with ODRP only.

POPPLEWELL, Isabel D.E. (nee Matthews). Tanganyika. Box V (29).

PRINCE, Christine. Nigeria. Box V (30).

PURDY, Elizabeth (nee Sharp). Nigeria. Box V (31).

REID, Nancy S. Tanganyika. Box V (31A), correspondence only.

STEELE, Dr. Beryl (nee Lake). Tanganyika. Box V (32).

STROUD, Daphne I. (nee Vandepeer). Kenya. Box V (32A), correspondence with ODRP only.

TAYLOR, Pamela (nee Risley). Tanganyika. Box V (33).

TERRY, E. Daphne. Tanganyika. Box V (33A), letter to ODRP only.

TILNEY, Rosalinde H. de R. (nee de Renzy-Martin). Tanganyika and Kenya. Box V (34).

TREITEL, Phyllis Margaret (nee Cook). Nigeria. Box VI (35).

TUNSTALL, Mabel. Tanganyika. Box VII (36).

TURNER, M.C. Pamela. Tanganyika. Box VIII (37), correspondence with ODRP only.

WAND-TETLEY, Felicia Marie (nee Bloxham). Nigeria. Box VIII (38).

WATKINS, Ariel (Hilda). Tanganyika. No contribution.

WATT, Maud Cochrane. Tanganyika. Box VIII (39).

WATTS, Alexandra Grizel (nee Budge). Uganda. Box VIII (40).

WHITE, Stella Mary (nee Bentley-Goddard). Gold Coast. Box VIII (41).

WHITFIELD, Gillian Mary (nee Forrest). Nigeria. Box VIII (42).

WILKIN, Eleanor Mary (nee Lewis). Tanganyika. Box VIII (43), correspondence with ODRP only.

WINNINGTON-INGRAM, Maude E.M. (nee Lee). Tanganyika. Box VIII (44).

WREN, Anne Davies (nee Maltman). Nigeria. Box VIII (45).

WRENCH, Sheelagh Mary (nee Lynch). Nigeria. Box VIII (46).

Scope and Content

Reminiscences, press cuttings, circulars, photographs and associated material of women who served in the Colonial Service in Africa and the West Indies (one contribution only from the West Indies), mainly relating to the years 1945 to 1960.

Arrangement

Restrictions on Access

Papers noted as being under donor's embargo may not be quoted from or published without the donor's consent.

Acquisition

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

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 838 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford: 1996).

Bibliographical References

Women Administrative Officers in Colonial Africa, 1944-1960 by Pat Holden. Oxford Development Records Project Report 5 (Oxford: [1985]).

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (i), fols.1-3].

Corporate name(s) (NCA Rules)

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service
University of Oxford | Development Records Project

Subject(s)

Gambia -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Ghana -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Kenya -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Malawi -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Nigeria -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Tanzania -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Trinidad -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Uganda -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Women colonial administrators
Zambia -- Politics and government -- 20th century

Descriptive List

Introductory file, containing copies of the aide-memoire and circular letters sent out by ODRP to potential contributors
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (i)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 leaves

Margaret P. BELL
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (1)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 leaf

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Establishment Department, Dar-es-Salaam, 1949-1951.


Scope and Content

Letter to ODRP only, 1982.

Dorothy BOWMAN (nee Ross)
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (1A)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Veterinary Department Headquarters, Mpwapa, 1949; Education Department, Dar-es-Salaam, c.1950; Provincial Medical Offices, Mwanza, 1950-1951; Medical Headquarters, Dar-es-Salaam, c.1951-1953.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Helen E. BROWN (formerly Mrs. Collins)
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (2)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Lands Department (Civil Aviation), 1948; Provincial Medical Offices, Arusha and later Morogoro, 1949-1951.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Margaret BURNESS
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (3)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 leaves

Biographical history

The Gambia: Assistant Colonial Secretary, 1944-1948.

Nigeria: Establishment Officer, 1949-1950; Woman Education Officer, 1950-1956.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Aileen Bowen CLAYTON (nee Morris)
Date: 1965, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (4)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 97 leaves

Biographical history

Cameroons: Welfare Officer, c.1949-1950.

Nigeria: Secretary, 1952-1953; Woman Assistant Secretary, Northern Region Headquarters, later Federal Secretariat and Ministry of Commerce and Industries, 1953-1958.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Note: Material sent by her husband.

Jean Munro COLLINGS (nee Bruce)
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (5)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 28 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Health Department, Dar-es-Salaam, 1960-1962; Woman Education Officer, Education Department, 1962-1964.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Morag CORRIE
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (6)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Public Service Commission, Kaduna, 1956-1957; Assistant District Officer (Office), Ilorin, 1958-1959.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Kathleen Mary CRAUFURD-BENSON (nee Evett)
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (7)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 18 leaves

Biographical history

Northern Rhodesia: Legal Secretary, Office of Attorney General, Lusaka, 1947-1951.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Margery DANIELS (nee Bell)
Date: [1954-1958], 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (8)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 45 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Financial Secretary's Office, Lagos, 1954-1956.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Carol DAVIES (nee Allen)
Date: 1957, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (9)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 36 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Lands and Surveys, Kaduna, 1957-1958.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Marjorie Eileen DAVIES (nee Wilkinson)
Date: 1955-1959, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (10)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 27 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Civil Secretary's Office, Kaduna, 1956-1957; Ministry of Trade and Industry, Kaduna, 1957-1958.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

June Rose DUFFUS (nee Betteridge)
Date: 1947-1953, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (11)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 48 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Stenographer, Secretariat, Dar-es-Salaam, 1947-1948; Acting Woman Administrative Assistant, Provincial Commissioner's Office, Lindi, 1948; Woman Administrative Assistant, Provincial Commissioner's Office, Tanga, 1948-1950, and later Secretariat, Dar-es-Salaam, 1950-1952.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Zelma Louisa FOTTRELL (nee Wood)
Date: 1956-1957, 1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (12)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 40 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Civil Secretary's Office, Kaduna, 1957, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Kaduna, 1957-1958, Ministry of Lands and Surveys, 1959-1960, and Public Services Commission, 1960-1961.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

C.A. GORDON-SMITH
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (13)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 leaves

Biographical history

Woman Administrative Assistant, Nyasaland, c.1948-1958.


Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only, 1982.

Lady Marie HADOW (nee Moiser)
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (14)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only, 1982-1983.

Kathleen HEANEY (nee Chapman)
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (15)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Department of Refugees, Dar-es-Salaam, 1945-1947.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Anne Rebecca JAMES
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (16)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: District Office, Shinyanga, later Department of Trade and Industry, Dar-es-Salaam, 1956-1960; Woman Education Officer, Nyasaland/Malawi, 1961-1968.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Carolyn Mary JENKINS
Date: 1959-1960, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (17)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 34 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources, Kaduna, 1957, Ministry of Health, Kaduna, 1957-1959, Public Service Commission, 1959, and Northern Regional Scholarship Board, 1959.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Note: These papers are under donor's embargo.

Mary JOHNSON (nee MacIntyre)
Date: 1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (18)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Education Department, Dar-es-Salaam, 1945-1947.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Mary Margaret KING (nee Beaton)
Date: 1953, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (19)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 33 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Chief Secretary's Office, Lagos, 1953-1955, and Ministry of Natural Resources, Lagos, 1955-1956.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Ann Muriel LESLIE (nee Burkinshaw)
Date: c.1954-1984
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (20)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 118 leaves + 26 items + unfoliated material

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Mines Department, Dar-es-Salaam, 1957-1959; Ministry of Mines and Commerce, 1959-1963.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

(20A)

(20B)

(20C)

(20D)

(20E)

Janet Mary LONGDEN (nee Lloyd)
Date: 1960, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (21)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 31 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare, Kaduna, 1957-1960.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Patricia Mary MACDERMOT
Date: 1956-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (22)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 106 leaves + 9 items + 84 pages

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Financial Secretary's Office, later Civil Secretary's Office, Kaduna, 1956-1957; Public Service Commission, 1957-1961.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

(22A)

(22B)

(22C-22G)

(22H)

(22I)

Joan Margaret MACFEE (nee Cunliffe)
Date: 1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (23)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 24 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Secretary, Education Department, Dar-es-Salaam, 1947.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Doreen I.G. MACKAY
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (24)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 leaves

Biographical history

Woman Administrative Officer, Tanganyika, 1946-1963.


Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only, 1982-1983.

Maureen L. MILLER (nee Swindlehurst)
Date: 1944-1945, 1950, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (25)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 63 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Secretariat, Dar-es-Salaam, 1945-1946; Assistant Private Secretary, Government House, Dar-es-Salaam, 1946-1948; District Office, Lindi, 1949-1950.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Note: These papers are under donor's embargo.

Mair A. MORRIS (nee Evans)
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (26)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 45 leaves

Biographical history

Assistant Colonial Secretary, the Gambia, 1944-1946; Recruitment Officer (including Woman Administrative Assistants) at the Colonial Office (later the Overseas Development Administration), 1947-1972.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Lady Alison M. PECK (nee MacInnes)
Date: 1944-1945, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (27)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 27 leaves

Biographical history

Principal Officer, Trinidad Government, 1945-1947.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Nancy PHELPS (nee Till)
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (28)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only, 1982-1983.

Isabel D.E. POPPLEWELL (nee Matthews)
Date: 1945-1956, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (29)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 21 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Provincial Office, Mwanza, 1946; Musoma District Office, 1947; Temporary Clerk, Kigoma District Office, 1949-1950; Temporary Clerk, later Temporary Woman Administrative Assistant, Provincial Office, Mwanza, 1951-1954; Temporary Office Superintendent, Mbeya District Office, 1956-1957.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Christine PRINCE
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (30)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Education, Lagos, 1953-1957.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Elizabeth PURDY (nee Sharp)
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (31)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 30 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Personal Assistant, Governor's Office, Kaduna, 1955; Assistant Secretary, Governor's Office, Kaduna, 1955-1957.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Note: These papers are under donor's embargo.

Nancy REID
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (31A)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 leaves

Scope and Content

Letters from ODRP and Mr. F. Linington only, 1982.

Dr. Beryl STEELE (nee Lake)
Date: 1956-1961, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (32)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 60 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Executive Officer, Provincial Administration, Musoma, 1956; Assistant to Provincial Commissioner, Western Province, Tabora, 1957; Assistant Secretary in various Ministries, Dar-es-Salaam, 1957-1962; Civil Services Commission, Tanganyika, c.1962-1963; Resident Tutor, Institute of Adult Education, University College of Dar-es-Salaam, c.1963-1968.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Daphne I. STROUD (nee Vendepeer)
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (32A)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 leaf

Scope and Content

Letter to ODRP only, 1982.

Pamela TAYLOR (nee Risley)
Date: 1948-1960, 1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (33)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 36 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Administration, Mwanza, 1948-1949; Medical Department, Arusha, 1949-1951; Ministry of Social Services, Dar-es-Salaam, 1951-1955; Office of Chief Secretary, Dar-es-Salaam, 1955-1957; District Office, Mwanza, 1957-1958, and Bukoba, 1958-1959; Provincial Commissioner's Office, Mwanza, 1959-1960.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

E. Daphne TERRY
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (33A)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 leaf

Scope and Content

Letter to ODRP only, 1982.

Rosalind H. de R. TILNEY (nee de Renzy-Martin)
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (34)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 leaves

Biographical history

Ceylon: Private Secretary to the Governor, 1945-1946.

Tanganyika: Woman Administrative Assistant, Education Department, Dar-es-Salaam, 1947-1948 and c.1950-1953.

Kenya: Secretary, East Africa High Commission, Nairobi, c.1948-1950.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Phyllis Margaret TREITEL (nee Cook)
Date: 1952-1955, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (35)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 226 leaves + 10 items

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Finance Department, Lagos, 1953; Commissioner's Office, Buea, Cameroons, 1953-1954.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

(35A)

(35B)

(35C)

(35D)

(35E)

Note: These papers are under donor's embargo.

Mabel TUNSTALL
Date: 1950-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (36)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 167 leaves + 19 items

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Woman Administrative Assistant, Medical Department, Morogoro, 1952-1955, Dodoma, 1956-1958, Mwanza, 1958-1962, and Dar-es-Salaam, 1962-1969.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

(36A)

(36B)

M.C. Pamela TURNER
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (37)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 leaves

Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only, 1982.

Felicia Marie WAND-TETLEY (nee Bloxham)
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (38)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Public Service Commission, Kaduna, then Ministry of Finance, and later Ministry of Social Welfare, Kaduna, 1957-1962.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Maud Cochrane WATT
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (39)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Stenographer, later Assistant Secretary and then Woman Administrative Assistant, Lands and Mines Department, Dar-es-Salaam, 1947-1950; Woman Administrative Assistant, Provincial Commissioner's Office, Tanga, 1950-1951; Secretariat, Dar-es-Salaam, 1951; District Commissioner's Office, Lindi, later Bukoba, 1951-1955; Provincial Commissioner's Office, Dodoma, later Tanga, 1955-1956; Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Education, 1956-1958; Assistant Secretary, Treasury, 1959-1960; Overseas Students Officer, Ministry of Education, 1960-1962.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Alexandra Grizel WATTS (nee Budge)
Date: 1962, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (40)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 leaves

Biographical history

Uganda: Lands and Surveys Department, Kampala, 1945-1947 and 1955-1960; Temporary Education Officer, 1961; Temporary Teacher, Kampala Technical Institute, 1961-1962.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Stella Mary WHITE (nee Bentley-Goddard)
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (41)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 leaves

Biographical history

Gold Coast: Woman Administrative Assistant, Public Relations, later Personnel Department, Accra, 1945.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Gillian Mary WHITFIELD (nee Forrest)
Date: 1955, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (42)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 22 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Lands and Mines Department, Kaduna, 1955-1956, Ministry of Health, Kaduna, 1956-1957.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Eleanor Mary WILKIN (nee Lewis)
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (43)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 leaves

Biographical history

Woman Administrative Assistant, Land and Mines Department, Tanganyika, 1945-1948.


Scope and Content

Correspondence with ODRP only, 1982.

Maude E.M. WINNINGTON-INGRAM (nee Lee)
Date: 1945-1947, 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (44)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 35 leaves

Biographical history

Tanganyika: Provincial Administration, Dar-es-Salaam 1945-1947, Dodoma 1948-1950, and Dar-es-Salaam, 1951-1954.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Anne Davies WREN (nee Maltman)
Date: 1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (45)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Kaduna, 1957-1958.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Sheelagh Mary WRENCH (nee Lynch)
Date: 1982-1983
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1799 (46)
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 leaves

Biographical history

Nigeria: Assistant Secretary, Lands and Mines Department, Kaduna, 1953-1954; Acting Crown Counsel, Attorney General's Department, Kaduna, 1954-1955.


Scope and Content

Comprises:


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