Papers of Helen Mazwell Newham

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence and material of Helen Maxwell Newham, relating to her time in Ovamboland and Zululand, South West Africa.

Administrative / Biographical History

Helen Maxwell Newham was born in 1896, daughter of Rev. W. G. Newham. After being educated at Godolphin School, Salisbury she trained as a teacher at Salisbury Training College and Shoreditch College. Helen Newham worked in South West Africa between 1929 and 1933. On her return to England she became headmistress at Bayham, Suffolk and then from 1948 in Campsea Ashe. She died on 6 Feb 1974.


The correspondence is arranged in chronological order.

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Donated in 1974.

Other Finding Aids

Unpublished handlist

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance