CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3014
TitleFarquhar Baliol MacRae, colonial administrator: papers relating to Rhodesia
Extent5 boxes: 1.65 linear metres
Administrative HistoryFarquhar Baliol MacRae worked as a government administrator in Northern Rhodesia (modern Zambia) from 1925 to 1966. He served as an administrative officer in the government, then as a member of the Northern Rhodesian Legislative Council, as Nyasaland Government Representative (modern Malawi), as Northern Rhodesian Labour Officer in the Union of South Africa, and as Member of Parliament of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. After retiring in 1966, he farmed for a time in Africa before returning to England.
SourceGifted by Farquhar Baliol MacRae in 1979.
DescriptionPapers relating to Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), c 1930 - 1966; Journals, including descriptions of the terrain and countryside, observations on inhabitants, maps and photographs pasted in (microfilm), 1930 - 1942, 1946 - 1957; Development plans, 1943, 1949 - 1950; Documents and plans relating to the construction of the Mumbwa - Namwala Road, 1927; Official papers relating to Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), including material on census and refugees, 1957 - 1962; Documents compiled by F.B. Macrae as Nyasaland (Malawi) Government Representative and Northern Rhodesia Labour Officer in Johannesburg, relating to African migrant labour, 1957 - 1961; Miscellaneous papers relating to F.B. Macrae's duties as a member of the Assembly of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1959 - 1963; Papers relating to visit to Rhodesia, 1966, and interview with Ian Smith, Prime Minister, 1965 - 1968; Papers of the 'Record Society' founded in 1932 at Broken Hill by a group of officials to collect and circulate historical, social and geographical material, 1899 - 1949; Historical papers, 1897 - 1962.
Access StatusOpen
OriginalsThe orginal journals covering the years 1930-1942 and 1946-1957 have been returned to Mr Macrae, but a microfilm copy is available for consultation.
Finding AidsA paper catalogue is available in the Reading Room.
Related RecordMS 3111
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