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Uganda letters of Lucy Clare Latham

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 168

Scope and Contents

Seventeen manuscript letters from Uganda sent mostly to Miss Diana Hartley, 1950-1959. The letters include the day and month, but not the year that they were written. This has been added when it is indicated by a postmark or internal evidence. The letters are accompanied by a photocopy of an appreciation written on Latham's retirement in 1959.


  • Creation: 1950 - 1959


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Biographical / Historical

Lucy Clare Latham was born at Higham, Kent, on 17 February 1895. She gained a B.A. with 1st Class Honours in 1926 at London University, and for the next thirteen years taught in teacher training colleges. She was accepted by the Church Missionary Society on a short service agreement for four years on 13 October 1944. The agreement was renewed several times before she retired in 1959. She taught at Buloba, 1944-1952, Mukono, 1952-1953, and Nyakasura Teacher Training College, 1955-1959.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 45

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Miss Diana Hartley.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Photograph Collection includes a photograph of Latham, Y3022NNN, Plate 137.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Latham, Lucy Clare, b 1895, teacher in Uganda

Includes index.
2003-11-26 12:41:19+00:00
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