Africa

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 AMS/D/01
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 JB 81
  • Dates of Creation
      1931-1934
  • Physical Description
      2 folders

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- correspondence and papers concerning the position of African women, particularly concerning the lobolo custom (bride-price)

- copy of report on the 'Colonies and dependencies sectional committee special conference' by National Council of Women of Great Britain

- report of meeting with Nina Boyle in Nov 1933 to discuss conditions of slavery in Africa

- carbon copy of interview with Mrs MacGregor Ross on 19 Dec 1933

- correspondence and papers relating to conference on tribal customs and the position of African Women (May 1934)

- minutes of the Status of African Women Sub-committee Jul 1934-Jan 1935

- report of the Status of African Women Sub-committee with recommendations (1934)

- minutes of Status of African Women Sub-committee Jan 1935 with questionnaire

- replies to questionnaire

- correspondence concerning League of Nations Rules of Procedure (1934)

Publications:

- 'Some aspects of the Black and White problem in Kenya' by LSB Leakey, reprinted from 'The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library' vol 15, no 2, Jul 1931

- 'Papers relating to the Health and Progress of Native Populations in Certain parts of the Empire', Colonial No 65, London : HMSO, 1931

- 'Abolition of slavery. British plans accepted from John H Harris', reprinted from 'The Times' 13 Oct 1932

- 'League of Nations. Slavery. Advisory Committee of Experts. Rules of Procedure' Jan 1934

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