Papers of Stanley Arthur Walden (3)

Scope and Content

Correspondence and reports (1954-1958) as Provincial Commissioner, Lake Province, Tanganyika, concerning Geita district and the Sukumaland Council. Also, correspondence (1954-1959) relating to possible promotion, pension and retirement.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stanley Arthur Walden, CMG (1956), was born in 1905 and educated at the Royal Grammar School, Henley-on-Thames; and Selwyn College, Cambridge.

In 1929 he entered the Colonial Service in Tanganyika as a cadet. He held the posts of Assistant District Officer (1931), District Officer (1941), Deputy Provincial Commissioner (1948), Provincial Commissioner (1950), and Senior Provincial Commissioner (1953-1960).

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

Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).

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Listed as no. 1125 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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