Borthwick Catalogue

fonds LIS - Records of Judith, Countess of Listowel

Identity area

Reference code

LIS

Title

Records of Judith, Countess of Listowel

Date(s)

  • 1968-1975 (Creation)

Level of description

fonds

Extent and medium

0.01 cubic metres

1 box (3 files)

Context area

Name of creator

Hare, Judith, 1903-2003, Countess of Listowel (1903-2003)

Biographical history

Judith de Márffy-Mantuano was born on the family estate at Kapasvár, Hungary, on July 12 1903, the daughter of Raoul de Márffy-Mantuano. In 1926, Judith de Márffy-Mantuano secured a scholarship at the London School of Economics, where she read economic history. It was while at the LSE that she met Billy Hare (1906-97), the future 5th Earl of Listowel, whom she married in 1933 and divorced in 1945.

Lady Listowel was an author and journalist who had a long-standing interest in African affairs. Visits to a relation in Rhodesia are said to have sparked that interest and her travels led to The Making of Tanganyika (1965) and The Other Livingstone (1974).

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Scope and content

Rhodesia files include material on the African National Council, the Pearce Commission, the Centre Party, the Rhodesian Constitution, politics and the Catholic Church. Taped records of her conversations with Bishop Muzorewa, with Mr Pat Bashford (Centre Party), 1974-75. Tanzania file comprises: miscellaneous papers on the period 1968-1971; includes material on Oscar Kambona and the opposition to President Nyerere and the TANU Party.

Accruals

Further accruals are not expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including the Data Protection Act 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Access to audiovisual material may be restricted due to technical requirements, please contact the Borthwick Institute for more information.

Finding aids

A typescript finding aid is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

  • English

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