Photocopied essays by Peggy Phyllis Campbell

Scope and Content

Three essays by Peggy Campbell relating to her husband's administrative service in the Gold Coast (1936-1946). The essays are entitled 'And the Bride wore Khaki Shorts!' (1939), 'A thorn in the Flesh' (1941), and 'My African Ghost' (1941). Photocopied typescript.

Administrative / Biographical History

Peggy Phyllis Campbell (nee Hussey) married Archibald Campbell in 1939. Archibald Campbell, CMG (1966), joined the Administrative Service in the Gold Coast in 1936 and subsequently worked in the: Colonial Office (1946); Barrister at Law, Middle Temple (1947); Colonial Attach, British Embassy, Washington (1953-1956); Assistant Secretary, Colonial Office (1956-1959 and 1962-1967); Chief Secretary, Malta (1959-1962); Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Defence (1967-1969), and Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (1969-1974). Campbell was also a member of the British observer team at the Rhodesian Elections in 1980.

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

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Listed as no. 1240 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994(Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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