Papers of Algar Ronald W. Robertson

Scope and Content

Correspondence and reports relating to Robertson's proposals for a centraloverseas civil service, with its own pension scheme, for officers serving inthe colonies, 1953-1955.

Administrative / Biographical History

Algar Ronald Ward Robertson (1902-1975) worked as Assistant Treasurer, GoldCoast, 1929-1936 and Deputy Treasurer, British Guiana, 1936-1939. He wasFinancial Secretary in Fiji, 1940-1948, Trinidad and Tobago, 1948-1953,Nigeria, 1953-1954, and the Federation of Nigeria, 1954-1956. Awarded theCBE, 1948 and CMG, 1953, he was twice married, in 1931 to Carol Rhys Maunsell,with whom he had one daughter (the marriage was dissolved in 1954), and in 1955to Marjorie Mary Lovatt Smith.

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

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Related Material

Report on Nigerian proposals for H.M. Overseas Civil Service, 1953; memorandum on the creation of a Central Pensions Fund based in the U.K., 1955 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1791); correspondence, tour diaries, etc. relating to service in the Gold Coast, British Guiana, Fiji, Trinidad, Nigeria, etc., 1929-1956 (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 433).