Papers of Frank Derek Corfield, mainly relating to Mau Mau

Scope and Content

Historical survey of the origins and growth of Mau Mau, by Corfield, in 2 volumes, plus appendices, commissioned by the Kenyan Government and published in an abridged version in 1960. Also, correspondence and news cuttings relating to Mau Mau, the Survey, East African affairs and the Joint East and Central African Board, 1956-1967.

Administrative / Biographical History


Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


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

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 962 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Colonial Records Project.

Geographical Names