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Princess Margaret in East Africa, 1956, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/36

Scope and Contents

Ten pieces of typescript correspondence between the R.C.S. and its members in East Africa asking the latter for reports on the visit of Princess Margaret. There is also an edition of 'The month in Tanganyika', 30 October 1956 (7 pages), describing events in that country, and two photographs of Tanganyika and eight photographs of Mauritius relating to the visit.


  • Creation: 1956


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Biographical / Historical

Princess Margaret (1930-2002) visited East Africa in 1956.


1 folder(s) (1 folder) : paper/photograph

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 468

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), pp. 102.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received by the R.C.S., 1956.


Several accounts of the visit were published in 'United empire', vol. XLVII, pp. 203-206.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.


Royal Commonwealth Society

Finding aid date

2004-01-20 16:01:24+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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