Papers of Sir Anthony C.C. Swann, CMG, OBE

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (268) (Box 17)
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      70 ff.

Scope and Content

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project,transcript of interview, note on the rise of the Mau Mau, by Swann, withtranscript, [1978-1984].

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Anthony C.C. Swann, CMG, OBE served with 2/3rd Battalion and 5/6thBattalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, Abyssinia and Somalia, 1940-1944, andas Minister for Defence, Kenya, 1960-1963.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (268) in Manuscript Collections in RhodesHouse Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library,1996).

Related Material

Tapes and transcripts of two interviews on service in colonial administration,Kenya, 1936-1963 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1717 (149A); various items relating mainly tothe Mau Mau emergency, including papers on the rise of Mau Mau donated bySwann (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1915).