Ref NoOHM/4
TitlePersonal papers of Oliver Messel
DescriptionThis class contains files of personal papers, including material relating to Oliver Messel's friendship with and support for King Mutesa II (known widely in the UK press as King Freddie) of Buganda. Included are press cuttings about the deposition, exile and reinstatement of King Mutesa, letters Messel wrote to the British press and influential figures expressing support for King Mutesa and photographs from a trip taken by Messel to Buganda to witness the signing of the agreement following King Mutesa's reinstatement. Also included are financial papers relating to Messel's personal finances and his financial involvement in Caribbean Enterprises Limited, a company set up to provide local employment in Barbados by manufacturing roofing tiles and building material from bugasse, a byproduct from sugar cane processing. There is also a series of notes made by Oliver Messel for his autobiography and other reminiscences and personal and business address books and guest books for his house in Pelham Place and for Maddox.
Datec. 1920s-1978
ArrangementArranged into five sub-series:
Writings by and about Oliver Messel
Personal Papers and items
Financial papers
Press cuttings
Material relating to the Kabaka of Buganda
Extent3 boxes
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