Papers of Alastair Matheson

Scope and Content

Documents that relate to Alastair Matheson. They include material related to Matheson's employment as a stringer with the Observer in Africa along with press cuttings and memoirs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alastair Matheson was a writer and journalist who spent much of his working life in Africa. Matheson worked as a stringer for the Observer in Kenya, 1979-1988. The Observer featured articles by Matheson between 1963 and 1993. His articles were also syndicated through the Observer Foreign News Service (Servob).


Arranged by subject, then chronologically within each subject where applicable

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Part of a project by The Observer to gather material for the GNM Archive.

Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue description for this collection can be found on the GNM Archive catalogue.