Papers of Leonard H.D. Scard

Scope and Content

Letters, mostly aerogrammes, from Scard to Dr. Patricia Romero, 1984-1993,covering Kenyan politics and his daily life.

Administrative / Biographical History

Leonard H.D. Scard, OBE, was a colonialadministrator in Uganda until the government of Idi Amin (who appropriated his farm in 1971), and Honorary Consul at Lamu, Kenya until c1990. Tory and nationalist by persuasion, he died in 1993, leaving most of his property to a Swahili called Abdallah, whom he had adopted as a boy.

Access Information

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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

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


Four typescript aerogramme letters from Scard to Dr. Patricia Romero, 1986 and1991, were donated to the library in March 2002.