Papers of P. J. C. Marchant

Scope and Content

Letters home (1950-1951), two letter books (1953-1955), correspondence and reports relating to administrative service in Tanganyika (1948-1965).

Administrative / Biographical History

P. J. C. Marchant was born in 1923 and educated at Pontypridd Intermediate School and the University of Wales. He was on military service between 1942 and 1946 (lieutenant).

In 1950 Marchant entered the Colonial Service in Tanganyika as a cadet; he subsequently held the posts of district officer (1952) and assistant secretary (1964-1966).

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


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

Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1098 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.

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Colonial Records Project.