The Tanganyikan papers of Marion, Lady Chesham.

Scope and Content

Box I: Includes correspondence with: Derek Bryceson, mainly 1955 - 1962; Robin Johnston, chairman of the Tanganyikan branch of the Capricorn Africa Society, and its successor, the Tanganyikan National Society; Government officials on political and constitutional matters; Members of the Legislative Council, 1959; Julius Nyerere 1961 - 1965; papers and correspondence concerning the Community Development Trust Fund and its American sponsors; Judith, Countess of Listowel; concerning the 1958 election campaign and the Tanganyikan Government confidential report on the first elections; Box II: includes constituency correspondence 1959 - 1960; Tanganyika Elected Members Organisation papers; correspondence about Lady Chesham's nomination in 1965 and 1970 elections; papers from the Tanganyikan Commonwealth Parliamentary Association's visit to England in 1961; official invitations etc., to Independence celebrations December 1961; letter and memorandum re Union of Tanganyikan Women; correspondence etc., concerning the attempted army mutiny in January 1964; appointment diaries and notebooks 1958 - 1963; Box III: includes newspaper cuttings and photographs; Julius Nyerere's notebook on British history with entries made in 1951 while an MA student at Edinburgh University.; Box IV: miscellaneous items and correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lady Marion Chesham (1903-1973), was executive director of the Community Development Trust Fund, of Tanganyika, South Africa and Guildford, England.

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