Papers of F.R.L. Goadby

Scope and Content

Diary and letters home on New Zealand tour, 1949, with album of photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Brigadier Frank Reginald Lindsay Goadby OBE (1899-1985), soldier and historian, servedin the Royal Engineers from 1918 and the Royal Corps of Signals from 1921. In1926 he joined the Indian Army, serving in the 2/3rd Silch Pioneers beforehis transfer to the 1st battalion 6th Rajputana Rifles in 1933. Later in his career he saw service in Southern Command, India, in Simla, Calcutta, Biharand Bombay. He wrote a short history of Standlake church, St. Giles Church, Standlake, Oxon. (Abingdon, Abbey Press, 1965). He married Kathleen Mary Clark in 1919.

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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. 650 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

  • Diary kept by Mrs. Goadby's parents, Samuel and Frances Whitley, of theBritish National Union Empire Farmers tour of New Zealand and Australia, 1930,with associated papers and album of photographs (ref. MSS. N.Z. s. 9).
  • Papers of Brigadier Goadby, 1894-1948 are held at the Cambridge South Asian Archive.
  • A large collection of related printed material has been donated by Brigadier and Mrs. Goadby and divided between the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House, the Radcliffe Science Library and John Johnson collection at the Bodleian Library.