Papers of W.F.P. Kelly

Scope and Content

Diary of travels in charge of a mobile cinema, Kenya, 1944; three volumes ofmemoirs of service, Kenya, 1936-1963; four volumes of travel diaries, Kenya,1981-1982, 1989, 1992, 1996; one travel diary, South Africa, 1990; report byMiss S. Brodribb Pughe on the wells of the Northern District, Kenya, 1962.

Administrative / Biographical History

W.F.P. Kelly (b 1912) graduated from Christ Church College, Oxford. He became adistrict officer, Kenya, 1936 and served as executive officer, African Land Development Board,1952-1955. He was made a senior district commissioner, 1955. His service inKenyan colonial administration continued until 1963.

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.

Related Material

Papers of Kenneth Martin Cowley including diary record of safari made by Kelly as Provincial Commissioner, Southern Province,Kenya, [c1956-1962] (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1750).