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Collection Level Description: Papers of Robert Staveley Boumphrey

Reference: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 449
Title: Papers of Robert Staveley Boumphrey
Dates of Creation: 1910-1965
Extent: 7 volumes

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Robert Staveley Boumphrey (b1916) was Assistant Auditor, Nigeria, from 1939, Auditor, Falkland Islands, from 1947, Senior Auditor, Federation of Malaya, from 1951 and Singapore from 1955. He became Principal Auditor, then Deputy Director, Audit, Singapore, 1958-1959.

Scope and Content

Journals of service as auditor in the Colonial Service in Nigeria, the Falkland Islands, Malaya and Singapore, with letters, photographs, maps and printed material inserted, 1910-1965.

Administrative Information

Access Conditions

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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. 563 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Typescripts, Two lives, an autobiography (containing an account of career as Auditor in the Colonial Service in Nigeria, the Falkland Islands, Malaya and Singapore, 1939-1959) (ref. MSS. Brit Emp. s. 418)

Access Points

Boumphrey | Robert Staveley | auditor in the colonial service

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

Singapore | History | 20th century

Malaya | History | 20th century

Nigeria | History | 1900-1960

Falkland Islands | History | 20th century


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