Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Orders and decorations; bound account of presentation of colours to 4th (Uganda) Battalion, King's African Rifles, 1913 ; newspaper cuttings; 951 photographs, mainly East Africa and Somaliland

Administrative / Biographical History

Service in East Africa 1902-1911 , Somaliland, 1912-1922  (Governor from 1919); Governor and Commander-in-Chief Uganda 1922-1924 ; Governor-General Sudan 1925-1926

Conditions Governing Access

Most archives are fully open for consultation, but it is advisable to check before your visit. Please email

Acquisition Information

Presented by Sir Geoffrey Archer, 1958 & by his executors, 1964, with an additional small gift of photographs from Lady E. Henderson, 1986


Part of : Sudan Archive

Other Finding Aids


Archer, Sir Geoffrey, Personal & historical memoirs of an East African administration (Edinburgh & London, 1963)