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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir Edgar C.F. Whitehead

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1482
Title: Papers of Sir Edgar C.F. Whitehead
Dates of Creation: 1928-1965
Extent: 7 files, 10 volumes
Name of Creator: Edgar C.F. Whitehead

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Edgar Cuthbert Fremantle Whitehead, OBE (1944), CMG (1952), KCMG (1954), was born on the 1 January 1905 and educated at University College, Oxford (BA 1926, MA 1929).

Sir Whitehead's career history:

Sir Whitehead returned to England on retirement in 1965 and died on the 22 September 1971.

Scope and Content

This collection contains:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in 1972 and 1992.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

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

Listed as no. 297 in Manuscript Collections (Africana and non-Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Supplementary accessions to the end of 1977 and Cumulative Index , compiled by Wendy S. Byrne (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1978).

Access Points

Whitehead | Edgar Cuthbert Fremantle | 1905-1971 | Sir | Knight Rhodesian Politician

United Federal Party

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

Prime ministers | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe | Politics and government

Zimbabwe | Officials and employees

Rhodesia and Nyasaland | Officials and employees

Rhodesia and Nyasaland | Politics and government

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16 December 2011