Correspondence, photographs, printed material, press cuttings, etc., relating to service in the Nigerian and Gold Coast Police.
Papers of Captain Eric Cato Nottingham
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Administrative / Biographical History
Captain Eric Cato Nottingham, MC (1918), was born in 1891. During the First World War he served in Egypt, Gallipoli, France and Flanders (1914-1919) and was mentioned in despatches (1918).
In 1919 Nottingham joined the police force in Nigeria where he later held the posts of acting Assistant Inspector-General (for various periods, 1932-1935), Assistant Commissioner (1936), and acting Deputy Commissioner (for various periods, 1936-1938). In 1938, he was transferred to the Gold Coast as Commissioner of Police.
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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).
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Listed as no. 1379 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
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