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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.
Letters home as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Falkland Islands.
Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.Access Conditions
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Listed as no. 639 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Arthur | Oswald Raynor | 1905-1973 | Sir | Knight Colonial Administrator
Governors | Falkland Islands
Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service
Falkland Islands | Officials and employees