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Collection Level Description: Letters from Sir Oswald Raynor Arthur whilst in the Falkland Islands

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Atlan.s.11
Title: Letters from Sir Oswald Raynor Arthur whilst in the Falkland Islands
Dates of Creation: 1954-1956
Extent: 152 ff.
Name of Creator: Oswald Raynor Arthur

Language of Material: eng

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Oswald Raynor Arthur (1905-1973) was educated at Charterhouse, and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He entered the Colonial Service in Nigeria in 1928. In 1937 he was transferred to Cyprus where he held the posts of Administrative Officer (1937), Commissioner (1946), Chief Commissioner (1948) and Governor's Deputy (1950). During the 1950s, he served as Colonial Secretary in Bermuda (1951), Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Falkland Islands (1954), and Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahamas (1957). He retired from the Colonial Service in 1960. Sir Arthur was awarded the CMG (1953), CVO (1953), KCMG (1957) and in 1962 became a Justice of the Peace in East Sussex.

Scope and Content

Letters home as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Falkland Islands.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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

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Finding Aids

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

Listed as no. 639 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Arthur | Oswald Raynor | 1905-1973 | Sir | Knight Colonial Administrator

Governors | Falkland Islands

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Falkland Islands | Officials and employees

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