Developments in British Honduras

Scope and Content

'Social and administrative developments in British Honduras, 1798-1843', a B. Litt. thesis for Oxford University, 300 pages, with a map.

Administrative / Biographical History

Narda Doreen Dobson, née Leon, attended St Hilda's College, Oxford. She was the author of 'A history of Belize' (1973) .

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs Dobson, 1961.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

MSS 78

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 146.

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Related Material

The thesis draws extensively on the papers of Sir George Arthur, RCMS 270.


Narda Dobson's 'A history of Belize' covers the same period as the thesis and includes some of the same material.

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS.

Dobson, Narda Doreen, fl 1958-1973