Gavin typescript relating to British policy and the seizure of Aden

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a bound copy typescript (49pp) entitled 'British Policy and the Seizure of Aden, 1839', published in 1959. The work draws heavily on archival primary sources, which are referenced comprehensively throughout.

Administrative / Biographical History

It has not been possible to trace any information about R.J. Gavin, except that s/he was also the author of Aden under British rule, 1839-1967 (1975, London) and also Documents relating to the 'scramble for Africa' (? 1966, ? Ibadan).

Access Information

Usual EUL arrangements apply.

Other Finding Aids

Single item only.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Charlotte Berry, Archivist, 14 March 2005, and encoded by Karen Atkinson into EAD on 1 June 2005.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL restrictions apply.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Reserve Collection. Presented to the Library by Brian James Betham. Formerly part of the Secretariat Library, Aden.

Related Material

Other works on the history of Aden by Gavin are held at The National Archives (OD11 and OD63).


It is not known whether this collection has been used as the basis for publication.