Papers of John George Haggard

Scope and Content

  • Papers concerning consular service in Kenya, Zanzibar, Madagascar, Brest, Trieste, Malaga and New Caledonia, 1883-1908
  • Correspondence, including typed transcripts, 1881-1907
  • Horoscopes and solicitors' bills for marriage settlement, 1883-1904
  • Passports, [c1880-1910?]
  • Letters from AgnesMarion Haggard, his wife, 1885-1888
  • Journals of Ella Doveton, his sister-in-law, 1837-1866
  • Correspondence with Andrew Charles Parker Haggard, his brother, on service with the Egyptian Army in the Sudan, 1882-1917
  • Letters, Alfred Thacker, servant to Andrew Charles Parker Haggard, 1884, 1943
  • Letters, Maximilian Richard Western, 1882, 1883
  • Printed and manuscript ephemera, including notes on thefamily of William Meybohm Rider Haggard (1817-1893) and Ella Haggard (ne Doveton) (1892-1976)

Administrative / Biographical History

John George Haggard (1850-1908) served from 1883 to 1908 as British Vice-Consul in Lamu (Kenya) and also in the British consulates in Zanzibar, Madagascar, Brest (France), Trieste (Italy), Noumea (New Caledonia) and Malaga (Spain). He was married to Agnes Marion Barber.

Access Information

Bodleian reader's ticket required. Papers to be used for research purposes only.


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

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 584 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Alternative Form Available

Microfilm copies of the papers (excepting letters from Agnes Marion Haggard,c1886-1888, the diaries of Ella Doveton, 1837-1866, and letters fromMaximilian Western in Rangoon, Burma, nd.) are held by the National Archivesof Kenya and the National Museums of Kenya.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

The naval papers of LieutenantJohn George Haggard are held by the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.