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Collection Level Description: Papers of Murray Graeme Dickson

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Pac. s. 100
Title: Papers of Murray Graeme Dickson
Dates of Creation: 1946-1973
Extent: 1 box, 3 volumes

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Murray Graeme Dickson (1911-1997) worked in the Prison Service (Borstals), 1935-1940 and served in Force 136 during the Second World War. In 1947 he entered the Colonial Service, becoming Education Officer, Sarawak in 1947, Deputy Director of Education in 1952 and Director of Education, 1955-1956. After his retirement he served as Unesco adviser on educational planning to the Government of Lesotho, 1967-1968. He was the author of a manual on understanding Kant and the translator of medieval and classical texts. He also wrote and compiled Sarawak and its people ([Kuching], Hong Kong, Borneo Literature Bureau,1964) and A Sarawak anthology. Extracts from the literature on Sarawak (London, University of London Press, [1965]).

Scope and Content

Sarawak diaries, as Director of Education, 1949-1950, 1957-1962; miscellaneous correspondence, photographs and press cuttings relating to service in Sarawak, 1946-1973.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library through the Oxford Development Records Project in [July 1981].

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

Access Points

Dickson | Murray Graeme | 1911-1997 | colonial administrator

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

Sarawak | History | 20th century

Education | Sarawak | History

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