Memoirs of Sir Charles Dixon

Scope and Content

Memoirs of Sir Charles Dixon with a forward by Sir Harry Batterbee, 1969.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Charles William Dixon was born in Yorkshire on 29 April 1888 where he lived until 1902 when he went to Clifton School, Bristol. He was Head of the School in 1906-1907. From 1907-1911 he was an Exhibitioner at Balliol College, Oxford and obtained First Classes in 'Mods' (Moderations) in 1909, and 'Greats' (Literae Humaniores) in 1911. After leaving university he gained third place in the Open Examination for the Civil Service and entered the Colonial Office. He rose to be Assistant Under-Secretary of State and was awarded MBE (Civil) in 1919 and OBE (Civil) in 1924; CMG in 1940; KCMG in 1945 and KCVO in 1961. He retired in 1967, and died on 12 September 1976.

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Acquisition Information

This record was transferred from Dundee University Library in 1983.


Compiled by Jenny Cutts, Scottish Archive Network, and Caroline Brown, University of Dundee.

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