Papers of Colonel Thomas Leahy

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (163) (Box 10)
  • Dates of Creation
      [1936-1954], [1978-1984]
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      74 ff.

Scope and Content

Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford Development Records Project,responses to aide-memoire with transcript, [1978-1984]; reports and letters relating to aborder incident at Moyale, Kenya, January 1940; photographs relating to servicein East Africa, portraits of African King's African Rifles NCOs, [1936-1941]; The Skull of Chief Mkwawa of Uhehe (Dar es Salaam,The Government Printer, 1954).

Administrative / Biographical History

Colonel Thomas Leahy served in the 3rd Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya,1936-1939, 5th Battalion, King's African Rifles, Kenya, 1939-1940, 2nd Battalion,King's African Rifles, British Somaliland, Kenya, Abyssinia, 1940-1941. He wasPrivate Secretary to the Governor of Tanganyika, 1953-1955.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 920 (163) in Manuscript Collections in RhodesHouse Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library,1996).

Geographical Names