Papers of J. A. Gardner

Scope and Content

Administrative reports as District Commissioner in Elgeyo-Marakwet, Kenya, 1961-1962.

Administrative / Biographical History

J. A. Gardner was born in 1921 and educated at Cuthbert's Preparatory School; Bromsgrove School; and Brasenose College, Oxford. After military service (1941-1945), he entered the Colonial Service in Kenya. He held the posts of District Officer (1946), District Commissioner (c.1961-1962), Senior District Commissioner (1962), and Administrative Secretary (1963-1965).

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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).

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Listed as no. 974 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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