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Collection Level Description: Papers of William Bloomfield Douglas

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 280
Title: Papers of William Bloomfield Douglas
Dates of Creation: 1876-1882, 1975
Extent: 3 boxes

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Captain William Bloomfield Douglas (fl 1870-1882), colonial administrator, served as the first Government Resident in the Northern Territories, Australia, 1870-1873. He left the Northern Territories in 1874 and found work in the Straits Settlements and as Resident of Selangor, Malaya, 1876-1882.

Scope and Content

Xerox copy of diary, originally in 4 volumes, written while Resident of Selangor, Malaya, 1876-1882, with offprint of an article by J.M. Gullick concerning the diary, 1975

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The xerox copy of the diary was deposited with the library by J.M. Gullick, who still holds the original.

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

Access Points

Douglas | William Bloomfield | fl 1870-1882 | colonial administrator

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

Malaysia | History | 19th century


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16 February 2012