Sir Edwin Porter Arrowsmith, CMG (1950) KCMG (1959), was born on the 23 May 1909 and educated at Cheltenham College and Trinity College, Oxford. He was an Assistant District Commissioner in the Bechuanaland Protectorate (1932), and in various District posts (1933-1938), before transferring to the British West Indies, where he was Commissioner of Turks and Caicos Islands (1940-1946) and Administrator in Dominica (1946-1952). Arrowsmith returned to Africa for a 5 year period in 1952, as Resident Commissioner in Basutoland (1952-1956), before becoming Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Falkland Islands (1957-1964) and High Commissioner of the British Antarctic Territory (1962-1964).
Sir Arrowsmith was Director of the Overseas Services Resettlement Bureau (1965-1979); a member of the Council of St. Dunstan's (1965-c.1992); Chairman (1970-1985), later Vice-President (1985-c.1992) of the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind; and President (1977-1983), later Vice-President (1984-c.1992) of the Freshwater Biological Association. Sir Arrowsmith died on the 10 July 1992.
Correspondence, reports, memoranda and other papers relating to service in the Bechuanaland Protectorate (now Botswana), Turks and Caicos Islands, Dominica, Basutoland (now Lesotho) and the Falkland Islands.
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Arrowsmith | Sir | Edwin Porter | 1909-1992 | Knight and Colonial Governor
Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service
Governors | Falkland Islands
Botswana | Officials and employees
Turks and Caicos Islands | Officials and employees
Dominica | Officials and employees
Lesotho | Officials and employees
Falkland Islands | Officials and employees