Diaries and Letters of Lady Daphne Moore

Scope and Content

Diaries and letters home, relating to the service of Lady Daphne Moore's husband, Henry, in Bermuda, Nigeria, Kenya and Sierra Leone, 1922-1947.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lady Daphne Moore's husband, Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore, CMG (1930), KCMG (1935), GCMG (1943), joined the Ceylon Civil Service as a cadet in November 1910. He subsequently served as: 4th Assistant Colonial Secretary, Ceylon (1914); temporary commission Royal Garrison Artillery, Salonika, and British Expeditionary Force (1916-1919); Additional Assistant Colonial Secretary, Ceylon (1919); 3rd Assistant Colonial Secretary, Ceylon (1919); 4th Assistant Colonial Secretary, Ceylon (1920); Colonial Secretary, Bermuda (1922); Principal Assistant Secretary, Nigeria (1924); Deputy Chief Secretary, Nigeria (1927); Governor's Deputy, Nigeria (1927); Colonial Secretary, Kenya (1929); Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Sierra Leone (1934); Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Colonial Office (1937); Deputy Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (1939); Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Kenya (1939); Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Ceylon (1944), and Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief, Ceylon (1948-1949).

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

Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to Who Was Who .

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Listed as no. 602 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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