Photographs and memoirs of Stanley William Joslin

Scope and Content

Collection of photographs relating to Joslin's service with No. 2 Colonial Survey Section, Royal Engineers, in Nigeria, 1926-1928; and to a visit to Sumatra in 1938; also curriculum vitae and brief memoirs of service in Nigeria (reproduced from typescript).

Administrative / Biographical History

Major General Stanley William Joslin (1899-1982) was educated at Hackney Downs School; the Royal Military Academy Woolwich; and Downing College, Cambridge.

In 1918, Joslin accepted a commission in the Royal Engineers; he transferred to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in 1943. He served in Germany (1918-1919), India (1920-1923), Nigeria (1926-1928), Singapore (1937-1939), World War II (1939-1945) and North West Europe (1944-1949), and attained the rank of Major General in 1950.

Joslin was appointed director of mechanical engineering at the War Office in 1950, joined the UK Atomic Energy Authority in 1954, and was appointed Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations at the Ministry of Power in 1959 (to 1964). He was awarded the CBE (1950), CB (1951) and MBE (1936).

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


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

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no.1351 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.