Papers of Jack Thomas A. Howard-Drake

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 489
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 box, 3 albums and 1 file

Scope and Content

Photographs of tours made by successive Secretaries of State for the Colonies,in West and East Africa, the West Indies, etc., 1949-1964, with related programmes and printed material.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jack Thomas Arthur Howard-Drake (b 1919), worked as Assistant Inspector,Ministry of Health Insurance Department, 1937-1939 and 1946-1947. During WorldWar II, he served in the Royal Artillery, 1939-1946, In 1947 he started workfor the Colonial Office as Assistant Principal, 1947, then as Principal, 1949.He served as Private Secretary to the Secretary of State, 1956-1962,Assistant Secretary, 1962, Assistant Secretary, Cabinet Office, 1963-1965,Assistant secretary, Home Office, 1965-1972, and Assistant Under-Secretary ofState, National Insurance Office, 1972-1974. In 1947 he married Joan Mary Crook, with whom he had one son and two daughters. He was chairmanof the Oxfordshire Local History Association, 1984-1991 and the WychwoodsLocal History Society, 1984-1992. He published Oxford church courts. depositions in six volumes - 1542-1550, 1570-1574, 1581-1586, 1589-1593, 1592-1596 and1603-1606 (Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire County Council Leisure and Arts,1991-1999)

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

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 588 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.