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Collection Level Description: Papers of Francis David Kennard Williams

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2284
Title: Papers of Francis David Kennard Williams
Dates of Creation: 1945-1946
Extent: 1 file

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Francis David Kennard Williams (b 1918) was educated at Stonyhurst College, and at Balliol College, Oxford. After undertaking military service 1940-1943 with the Oxford & Bucks. Light Infantry, he served as Administrative Officer, Nigeria from 1941, rising to the rank of Class I in 1959. In 1961 he entered the UK Civil Service as Principal in the Ministry of Health before being seconded to the Privy Council Office in 1968 as Principal Private Secretary to the Lord President, then Assistant Secretary to the Department of Health and Social Security. Awarded the CBE in 1976, he retired in 1978 and worked till 1980 as founder Director of the Linacre Centre for the Study of the Ethics of Health Care.

Scope and Content

Typescript copy of journal relating to tour of duty in Nigeria, August 1945-January 1946, with curriculum vitae.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated by Williams's son, Richard on 1st June 1996.

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.

Existence/Location of Originals

Originals are held by the Williams family.

Further Information

Finding Aids

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

Access Points

Williams | Francis David Kennard | fl 1918-1959 | colonial administrative officer

Great Britain | Colonies | Nigeria | Administration

Nigeria | History | 1900-1960

Nigeria | Description and travel | Personal narratives

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