Papers of Maurice Patrick O'Connor Tandy

Scope and Content

Two handwritten manuscripts by Maurice Patrick O'Connor Tandy, two allied letters, and some provenance information.

Administrative / Biographical History

Major Maurice Patrick O'Connor Tandy (1912-86) Tandy had a career spanning the Royal Artillery, the North-West Frontier Province of India, and colonial administration in the Persian Gulf, where he was Political Officer, Trucial Coast, and later Political Agent, Kuwait. His posts and dates include: Vice-Consul Zabul 1939-40, Assistant Commissioner Kohat 1940-41, Vice-Consul Bushire 1941, Political Officer Trucial Coast 1943-44, Assistant Political Agent Bahrain 1944-45, Political Agent Kuwait 1945-48.


There are two manuscripts, one of which has allied correspondence, so two files were created for these manuscripts, and a further file for the provenance material.

Access Information

Open. Please contact the archivist using the email address given here. The archive is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10-5, and Thursdays 2-5. Access is to any researcher without appointment but it will help if an appointment is made via phone or email. Please bring photo ID

Acquisition Information

An document under Library Reports lists that these manuscripts and some issues of Asian Affairs were donated by Mrs Virginia Pilbrow. A copy of this document has been placed with this material. This document dates to June 2000.

Archivist's Note

These papers were catalogued by Nancy Charley, RAS Archivist, in 2019.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography (without flash) for research purposes may be permitted upon completion of a copyright declaration form, and with respect to current UK copyright law.

Custodial History

With the "Grammar of Azerbaijan Turkish" is a letter sent from Tandy to General Sir John O'Shea of The Royal Central Asian Society in 1946 to give the material to the Society.