Papers of Robin Martin

Scope and Content

Reminiscences of service in the Palestine Police Force, 1936-1948, and inthe Nyasaland Police Force, 1949-1964.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robin H. Martin (b 1914) served in the Police Force in Palestine, 1936-1948and in Nyasaland, where he was Assistant Inspector from 1949, Inspector from1951, Assistant Superintendant from 1953, and Superintendant, 1958-1964.

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 600 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.


The papers relating to service in Nyasaland were donated to the library byS.R. Denny, with the author's consent, in July 1986, and added to the collection.