Papers of Richard B. Brayne

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Tanganyika, comprising preparation for Princess Margaret'stour, 1956, Kondoa District reports and handing-over notes, 1950-1960,miscellaneous reports, etc., Mzumbe administrative training centre, 1961-1963,and correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard B. Brayne (b 1924), MBE (1957) was educated at Sherborne School andPembroke College, Cambridge, and undertook military service, 1942-1946, aslieutenant. He began work as cadet, Tanganyika, 1948 and served as districtofficer in Tanganyika and the Tanzania Government Service, 1950-1964.

Access Information

Bodleian reader's ticket required. One envelope of confidential papers to bekept closed until January 2022.


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

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 475 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968).

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.


Additional documents relating to Tanganyika, 1934-1962, including letters homefrom Richard and Anne Brayne, 1949-1956, and a programme of Princess Margaret'svisit, October 1956 were donated to the library by Brayne on 21st January 2002.