REYNARDSON, Lt Col Henry T Birch (1872-1972)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Typescript diaries of Lt-Col Henry T Birch Reynardson, secretary to Governor General of the Union of South Africa, 6 Feb 1927-25 Jul 1933; comprising detailed diaries of service with the Governor General (the Earl of Athlone, 1927-1930 and the Earl of Clarendon, 1931-33), including comments on the South African government and politics, the Governor General's relationship with the Prime Minister, J B M Hertzog, and other senior political figures including J C Smuts.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry T Birch Reynardson: born 24 Feb 1872; joined Army 1913, Commissioned in Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry; served in India, 1913-1914; Mesopotamia, 1914-1915; retired on grounds of ill-health as result of wounds 1927, with the rank of Lt Col; Secretary to Governor-General of Union of South Africa, 1927-1933. High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, 1958. Died 1972.

Arrangement

Chronological

Conditions Governing Access

Open although advance notice should be given. Access to individual items may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Acquisition Information

The source of acquisition by ICS is not known.

Other Finding Aids

None

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

A photocopying service is available, at the discretion of the Library staff. Copies are supplied solely for research or private study. Requests to publish, or to quote from, original material should be submitted to the Information Resources Manager.