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Collection Level Description: Papers of J. R. Granville Bantock

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 287, t. 7
Title: Papers of J. R. Granville Bantock
Dates of Creation: 1920-1939
Extent: 3 boxes, 1 volume

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

J.R. Granville Bantock (fl 1920-1939) served as Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ceylon, 1921-1928 and Superintendent, Crime Branch, Colombo, Ceylon, 1931-1936.

Scope and Content

Letters home, diaries, reports, photographs and press cuttings relating to service in the Ceylon Police Force, 1920-1939.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Mrs. Marjorie Bantock through the Oxford Colonial Archive Project in April 1985.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 660 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

A large collection of Ceylon maps, originally deposited with the Oxford Colonial Records Project on 18th July 1967, are held at the Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge. Diaries and files concerning service in Ceylon are held at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.

Access Points

Bantock | J.R. Granville | fl 1920-1939 | colonial police officer

Sri Lanka | History | 20th century

Police | Sri Lanka | Biography

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