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Bob Le Sueur in East and Southern Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 200

Scope and Contents

A diary describing Le Sueur's time in Africa, November 1997 - April 1998, 190 pages with a two-page index. The volume covers the journey out (pp. 1-3), Kenya (4-65), Tanzania (65-85), Malawi (65-98), Zimbabwe (99-113), Namibia (113-125), South Africa (126-152, 157-172 and 174-184), Lesotho (152-157), Swaziland (172-174) and the journey home (184-188).


  • Creation: 2000


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Biographical / Historical

Robert Le Sueur was born in Jersey. He had recently left school when the Second World War broke out in 1939. At the fall of France in 1940 his family chose to remain in Jersey. Le Sueur was working as a clerk in an insurance company at the time, and he remained the firm's sole representative in Jersey throughout the war. He later became a teacher on the island. After he retired he was involved in Jersey's youth volunteer work in developing countries, and in helping to look after people from Kenya and other places who had come to Jersey for technical assistance teaching. Le Sueur travelled in South America, Eastern and Southern Africa and South-East Asia.


1 file(s) (1 ringbinder) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. III.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Mr Mel Crofton, a friend of Bob Le Sueur, 20 September 2001.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes 'Footloose in S.E. Asia', a diary of Le Sueur's experiences in Asia, 1998-1999, RCMS 112.


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


Sueur, Robert W Le, b 1920

Includes index.
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