Memoirs of Robert Everard Wainwright

Scope and Content

Memoirs, [1980s], including service in Kenya and in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and also his role as an observer during the Rhodesian and Ugandan electionsof 1980.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Everard Wainwright (1913-1990) worked as a cadet in the Colonial Service, Kenya,from 1935, was appointed Provincial Commissioner in 1954 and served as Chief Commissioner, 1960-1963. He then retired, only to be appointed ActingAdministrator, Turks and Caicos Islands in 1965.

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required. There is a 30 year closure period on material relating to the 1980 Ugandan elections.


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

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 629 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford,Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Conditions Governing Use

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


Material relating to the 1980 Ugandan elections was donated to the library by K. Kirkwood, with the authority of Mr. Loyd, in January 1981.

Related Material

Memorandum on service in the Colonial Service in Kenya, 1935-1963, withtranscript and related article (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1717); transcript ofdiscussion with Sir Francis Loyd and Richard Wilson, 1984 on the Mau Mauemergency in Kenya (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1915).