Papers of Sir George and Lady Mooring

Scope and Content

Papers and photographs relating to Sir George Mooring's period as BritishResident of Zanzibar, 1960-1963, with articles on Zanzibar's history, accountsof the revolution in Zanzibar in 1964, photograph album of the visit ofSayyid Khalifa (?to the British Residency), [1902], and souvenir editionof a magazine celebrating the silver jubilee of the Sultan Seyyid Khalifa,1936.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir (Arthur) George (Rixson) Mooring (1908-1969), KCMG, 1961 (CMG, 1955), Kt, 1958, received a BA (Hons) from Queens College, Cambridge, 1930 and entered the Colonial Service in Nigeria, 1931. In World War Two he served with the Royal West African Frontier Force in West Africa, India and Burma, achieving the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1945. He took the position of Financial Secretary, Western Region, Nigeria, 1949, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, 1954 and Deputy Governor, Western Region, Nigeria, 1957-1959. He was British Resident, Zanzibar, 1959-1964, a member of the Constituency Delimitation Commission, St. Vincent, West Indies, 1967 and Chairman of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony Socio-Economic Survey, 1967. He was made a Knight of the Order of St. John, 1960. In 1947 he married Patricia Josephine Duke, with whom he had one son and one daughter.

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

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