Leech, Ralph


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0162 Micr.Afr.592
Held at: Bodleian Library - Special Collections
Domain: archival
Title: Leech, Ralph
Date(s) of contents: 1948-62
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: Microfilm

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

Administrative/Biographical history: Dr Ralph Leech was educated at Cambridge University and the University of Wales. He worked at the CMS mission hospital in Mengo, Uganda from 1938 to 1947, and at the CMS hospital, Maseno, Kenya from 1947 to 1962. From 1962 to 1964 he was Medical officer for Uganda. He retired in 1964. His wife, Bertha, was also a medical missionary.

Custodial history: The microfilm was made in 1983

Immediate source of acquisition:

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Microfilm copies of the correspondence of Ralph and Bertha Leech comprising: Circular letters, dated 1948-62, sent by Ralph and Bertha Leech while at Maseno Hospital, Kenya to family and friends.
Annual letters, dated 1948-62, sent by Ralph and Bertha Leech while at Maseno Hospital, Kenya to the CMS.
Circular letters, dated 1958-1978, received by Dr and Mrs Leech from missionary colleagues in Kenya.

System of arrangement: As above.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Bodleian ticket required.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: Not known.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: One box of papers held at the Henry Martyn Centre, Cambridge

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled using Alistair G. Tough, African Medical History: A guide to personal papers in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects

Personal names
Leech | Bertha | Church Missionary Society medical missionary
Leech | Ralph | Doctor | Church Missionary Society medical missionary

Corporate names
Church Missionary Society

Places
Africa
East Africa
Kenya
Uganda