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.|
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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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.
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|Scard Leonard H.D. d 1993 honorary consul colonial administrator|
|Kenya Politics and government 20th century|
|Title||Papers of Leonard H.D. Scard|