Papers of Captain John W. Howard

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (143) (Box 5)
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      35 ff.

Scope and Content

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project,responses to aide-memoire, [1978-1984].

Administrative / Biographical History

Captain John W. Howard (b 1917) was educated at Gresham's School andMagdalene College, Cambridge, taking the post of district officer, Kenya, 1939.He served in the 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Somalia,Abyssinia and Madagascar, 1940-1944. He was supervisor, colonial servicecourses, Cambridge, 1951-1953, senior district commissioner, Kenya, 1957, andexecutive officer, African land development, from the same year. He wasChairman of the Land Development and Settlement Board, 1962-1963,temporary Principal, D.T.C., 1963 and Overseas Development Ministry, 1964.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (143A) in Manuscript Collections in RhodesHouse Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library,1996).

Related Material

Annual report, 1944-1945, Mandera District, Kenya; notes on visit to Transkei,Ciskei and Basutoland, southern Africa, 1950; development plan, Machakos District, Kenya, 1953;claims file, 1953-1956 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 787).