Catalogue of unpublished memoirs of Sir Charles Fernand Rey,
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Drafts and research notes for unpublished memoirs of Sir
Charles Fernand Rey (1877-1968), civil servant.
Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7191-3
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Sir Charles Rey's civil service career began, in 1900, with an
appoinment to the Board of Trade. He went on to hold various positions in the
Ministry of Munitions, the Ministry of National Service and the Ministry of
Labour. His last official post began in 1930 when he was appointed Resident
Commissioner of the Bechuanaland Protectorate and Commandant of the
Protectorate Police, positions he held until September 1937 when he retired to
Cape Town, South Africa. Sir Charles died on the 30 March 1968. See
Who was Who.
Scope and Content
The papers comprise drafts of chapters and research notes for
unpublished memoirs 'Men, Women and Places'.
The papers are arranged in sequential order of chapter.
Bought, Dominic Winter Book Auctions sale, 8 March 2001, item
Preferred Form of Citation
Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page
reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7191, fols. 1-2].
Personal papers, business papers relating to Abyssinia, papers as
Resident Commissioner of the Bechuanaland Protectorate, and papers relating to
Rey's retirement in South Africa are held at the Bodleian Library of
Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House, MSS.Brit.Emp.s.384.
Family names (NCA Rules)
Rey | family
Personal names (NCA Rules)
| Sir | Charles Fernand | 1877-1968 | Knight | Soldier and Civil
Place names (NCA Rules)
Abyssinia | x Ethiopia
Bechuanaland | British Protectorate | x
Civil Service -- Great Britain
Great Britian -- Colonies --
World War, 1914-1918
|Drafts and research notes for unpublished memoirs, 'Men,
Women and Places',
introductory chapters; chapters I-IX
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7191
Extent: 324 leaves
Scope and Content:
- (fols. 1-42) Introductory chapters
- (fols. 43-67) Chapter I 'First Footsteps in West
- (fols. 68-79) Chapter II 'West Africa Continued: Senegal and
- (fols. 80-105) Chapter III 'Dawn in the Board of
- (fols. 106-30) Chapter IV 'Balkan Wandering: Rumania, Turkey,
Bulgaria and Elsewhere'
- (fols. 131-54) Chapter V 'Balkan Wandering Continued'
- (fols. 155-200) Chapter VI 'The Board of Trade and I
- (fols. 201-36) Chapter VII 'Sidelights on Unemployment
Insurance and Labour Exchanges'
- (fols. 237-86) Chapter VIII 'World War I and the Ministry of
- (fols. 287-324) Chapter IX 'National Service and Food for
|As MS. Eng. c. 7191 above, chapters X-XV
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7192
Extent: 337 leaves
Scope and Content:
- (fols. 1-32) Chapter X 'Abyssinia'
- (fols. 33-60) Chapter XI 'Abyssinia Continued'
- (fols. 61-104) Chapter XII 'Abyssinia Concluded'
- (fols. 105-20) Chapter XIII 'The Unemployment Grants
- (fols. 121-40) Chapter XIV 'Morocco: The International and
- (fols. 141-74) Chapter XV 'Morocco: The French Zone'
- (fols. 175-212) Chapter XVI 'Bechuanaland Protectorate:
- (fols. 213-49) Chapter XVII 'Bechuanaland Protectorate:
N'gamiland, Walvis Railway, South West Africa and the Kalahari'
- (fols. 250-86) Chapter XVIII 'Bechuanaland Protectorate: The
Caprivi Zipfel, Game, Witchcraft and a Royal Visit'
- (fols. 287-337) Chapter XIX 'Bechuanaland Protectorate: Foot
and Mouth Disease, Cattle Smuggling, Native Conditions and Farewell'
|As MS. Eng. c. 7191 above, chapters XVI-XXV; research
notes and papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7193
Extent: 452 leaves
Scope and Content:
- (fols. 1-28) Chapter XX 'Bechuanaland Breeze'
- (fols. 29-91) Chapter XXI 'Transfer of the South African
- (fols. 92-141) Chapter XXII 'South Africa: Retirement, Europe
and America, South Africa at War, Misunderstanding and Racialism'
- (fols. 142-73) Chapter XXIII 'South Africa: The Native
- (fols. 174-203) Chapter XXIV 'South Africa: The Cape in War
- (fols. 204-257) Chapter XV 'World Conditions and
- (fols. 258-87) Separate unnumbered chapter 'Portrait of a
- (fols. 288-452) Research notes and papers
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