Papers of Willoughby Harry Thompson

Scope and Content

Memoir of service, 1944-1974, with related papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Willoughby Harry Thompson (fl 1944-1974) lived and worked in Kenya beforebeing posted to the Falkland Islands as Colonial Secretary, 1963-1969, Anguilla as Commissioner, 1969-1971 and Montserrat as Governor, 1971-1974.His wife, Sheelah, worked for some time in the Colonial Nursing Service

Access Information

Bodleian reader's ticket required. Material relating to Montserrat is closed until the end of 2004.


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

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 627 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.

Related Material

Handing-over reports, Kandara division, Fort Hall, 1955 and Bungoma, 1957, Kenya;annual reports, Tana River district, 1958, 1959, Kenya (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 839).