Microfilm copies of the papers of Reverend Canon Peter Geoffrey Bostock as Church Missionary Society missionary in Kenya (1935-1958), and Archdeacon of Mombasa, dealing mainly with the Anglican Church's response to Mau Mau rehabilitation and social problems through the work of the Christian Council of Kenya and Inter-Church Aid (later Christian Aid). With a series of annual letters to the Church Missionary Society headquarters in London from Bostock and his predecessor Reverend H.T. Harris (1931-1933, 1935-1958), notes on the Taita tribe, articles, press-cuttings and other historical material (1899-1950s).
Microfilm copies of the papers of Reverend Canon Peter Geoffrey Bostock
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Administrative / Biographical History
Peter Geoffrey Bostock was born on the 24 December 1911 and educated at Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey; The Queen's College, Oxford, and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He was ordained as a Deacon in 1935 and worked for the Church Missionary Society as a missionary in Kenya (1935-1958). During his time in Kenya, Bostock was ordained as a Priest (1937), Canon of Diocese of Mombasa (1952), Archdeacon (1953-1958) and Vicar-General (1955-1958). Bostock was also Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Mombasa (1950-1958), Chairman of the Christian Council of Kenya (1957-1958), Archdeacon of Doncaster and Vicar at High Melton (1959-1967), Assistant Secretary of the Missionary and Ecumenical Council of Church Assembly (1967-1971), and Clergy Appointments Adviser (1973-1976).
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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
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Listed as no. 952 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994(Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
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