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Papers of Leonard H.D. Scard

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This material is held at The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House
Reference Number(s) GB 162 MSS. Afr. s. 2286
Dates of Creation 1984-1993
Language of Material English.
Physical Description 42ff.

Scope and Content

Letters, mostly aerogrammes, from Scard to Dr. Patricia Romero, 1984-1993, covering Kenyan politics and his daily life.

Administrative / Biographical History

Leonard H.D. Scard, OBE, was a colonial administrator in Uganda until the government of Idi Amin (who appropriated his farm in 1971), and Honorary Consul at Lamu, Kenya until c1990. Tory and nationalist by persuasion, he died in 1993, leaving most of his property to a Swahili called Abdallah, whom he had adopted as a boy.

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Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.


Four typescript aerogramme letters from Scard to Dr. Patricia Romero, 1986 and 1991, were donated to the library in March 2002.

Other Finding Aid

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Personal Names

Scard Leonard H.D. d 1993 honorary consul colonial administrator

Geographical Names

Kenya Politics and government 20th century

Cataloguing Info

Title Papers of Leonard H.D. Scard
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