Papers of William Sydney Marchant

Scope and Content

Photographs, press cuttings and other papers relating to colonial servicein Kenya, 1919-1938, 1943-1947, and as Resident Commissioner of the SolomonIslands, 1939-1943.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Sydney Marchant (1894-1953) worked as Assistant District Commissioner,East Africa Protectorate, from 1919. In 1926 he was appointed District Officer,Kenya, in 1935 Deputy Provincial Commissioner and Assistant Secretary, Zanzibar,and in 1937 Deputy Provincial Commissioner, Tanganyika Territory. In 1939he was appointed Resident Commissioner, the British Solomon Islands Protectorate.

Access Information

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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. 597 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.

Related Material

Papers relating to service in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate,1942-1943 (with associated press cuttings), military administration inTripolitania and British Somaliland, 1941-1943, and Kenya, 1925, 1946-1947are held by the library (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 292).