Speeches, papers and reports on the financial position, rural development, economic aspects and development plan of Sarawak, also the Foochow Chinese, as Governor of Sarawak, 1950-1963.
Papers of Sir Alexander Nicol. A. Waddell
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Pac. s. 105
- Dates of Creation1950-1963
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 boxes
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Administrative / Biographical History
Sir Alexander Nicol Anton Waddell DSC KCMG (b 1913) worked as a cadet, BritishSolomon Islands Protectorate, 1937, then District Officer, 1938 and DistrictCommissioner, 1945. During the Second World War he served in theRoyal Australian Navy as lieutenant, 1942-1944, then lieutenant-colonel until1947. Concurrently, in 1945 heentered the Malayan Civil Service, before taking the post of Administrative Officer, 1946, then Principal Assistant Secretary, 1947-1952, North Borneo. He worked as Colonial Secretary, Gambia, from 1952 and becameChief Secretary, Sierra Leone in 1956. He was Deputy Governor, Sierra Leone, 1958-1960. His final posting was in Sarawak, where he served as Governor and Commander-in-Chief, 1960-1963.
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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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Listed as no. 731 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford,Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
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