Papers of Paul Duncan Fletcher

Scope and Content

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, etc. relating to colonial administrativeservice in the Eastern Aden Protectorate, with typescript extract from lettershome, 1940-1950.

Administrative / Biographical History

Paul Duncan Fletcher MBE (fl 1916-1961) worked as Political Officer, Aden Protectoratefrom 1940, Seconded Education Officer, 1944-1946, and Deputy British Agent, EastAden Protectorate from 1949. In 1950 he took the post of Administrative Officer (Seconded), Nigeria. In 1952 he returned to Aden as Assistant Chief Secretary, and was made Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Northern Nigeria in 1955.He served as Famine Relief Commissioner, East Aden Protectorate from 1949.

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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 682 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford,Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.


Essay on taxation, 1947-1948, with handwritten comments by Margery Perham,donated on 20th January 1989.

Related Material

Report by Fletcher of commission on riot damage, Benue Province, Nigeria, 1961,with map and correspondence (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 2119).