Footloose in S.E. Asia

Scope and Content

A diary of Le Sueur's experiences in South-East Asia, October 1998-April 1999, 270 pages, including 48 pages of photographs and 4 pages of maps. The areas covered are, in order, Thailand; Laos; Northern Vietnam; South Vietnam; Cambodia; Luzon, Palawan, Central Archipaelago and Mindanao (Philippines); Sabah (Malaysia); Brunei; Sarawak (Malaysia); Western Malaysia; Bangkok.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Le Sueur was born in Jersey. He had recently left school when the Second World War broke out in 1939. At the fall of France in 1940 his family chose to remain in Jersey. Le Sueur was working as a clerk in an insurance company at the time, and he remained the firm's sole representative in Jersey throughout the war. He later became a teacher on the island. After he retired he was involved in Jersey's youth volunteer work in developing countries, and in helping to look after people from Kenya and other places who had come to Jersey for technical assistance teaching. Le Sueur travelled in South America, Eastern and Southern Africa and South-East Asia.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Mr Mel Crofton, a friend of R.W. Le Sueur, 20 September 2001.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

MSS 394

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Related Material

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes Le Sueur's diary of his time in East and Southern Africa, RCMS 200.

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Sueur, Robert W Le, b 1920