Papers of Charles Frederick C. Macaskie

Scope and Content

Correspondence concerning work as Chief Civil Affairs Officer in BritishNorth Borneo following the recapture of the territory from the Japanese,1945-1947, with draft autobiography (typescript).

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Frederick Cunningham Macaskie (1888-1969) was called to the bar throughGray's Inn, entered North Borneo in 1910 and served in the First World Warin the Royal West Kent Regiment. He was Chief Justice and Deputy Governor,North Borneo, 1934-1945, Brigadier and Chief Civil Affairs Officer, British NorthBorneo, 1945-1946 and Commissioner for War Damage Claims, Borneo Territories,1947-1951. He held the position of Acting British Judge, New Hebrides in1955, 1958 and 1959. 1n 1946 he married D. Cole-Adams, daughter of W.H. Legg.

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

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 711 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.

Custodial History

The papers were only made available for public access on 1st May 1980 due toan embargo imposed by the depositor.