Papers of Murray Graeme Dickson

Scope and Content

Sarawak diaries, as Director of Education, 1949-1950, 1957-1962; miscellaneouscorrespondence, photographs and press cuttings relating to service in Sarawak,1946-1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

Murray Graeme Dickson (1911-1997) worked in the Prison Service (Borstals),1935-1940 and served in Force 136 during the Second World War. In 1947 heentered the Colonial Service, becoming Education Officer, Sarawak in 1947,Deputy Director of Education in 1952 and Director of Education, 1955-1956.After his retirement he served as Unesco adviser on educational planning to theGovernment of Lesotho, 1967-1968. He was the author of a manual on understandingKant and the translator of medieval and classical texts. He also wrote and compiled Sarawak and its people ([Kuching], Hong Kong, Borneo LiteratureBureau, 1964) and A Sarawak anthology. Extracts from theliterature on Sarawak (London, University of London Press, [1965]).

Conditions Governing Access

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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. 677 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.