Correspondence, tour diaries etc. relating to service in the Gold Cost, British Guiana, Fiji, Trinidad and Tobago, Nigeria.
Papers of Algar R.W. Robertson
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS.Brit.Emp.s.433
- Dates of Creation1929-1956
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description14 volumes and files (5 boxes)
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Algar Ronald Ward Robertson (1902-1975) worked as Assistant Treasurer, Gold Coast, 1929-1936 and Deputy Treasurer, British Guiana, 1936-1939. He was Financial Secretary in Fiji, 1940-1948, Trinidad and Tobago, 1948-1953, Nigeria, 1953-1954, and the Federation of Nigeria, 1954-1956. Awarded the CBE, 1948 and CMG, 1953.
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Collection level description created by staff at the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room and a handlist is also available for this collection.
Listed as no. 36 in Manuscript Collections (Africana and non-Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Supplementary accessions to the end of 1977 and Cumulative Index, compiled by Wendy S. Byrne (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1978).
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