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Collection Level Description: Papers of John William Ferris

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 281
Title: Papers of John William Ferris
Dates of Creation: [1947-1967]
Extent: 1 volume, 1 box

Language of Material: Eng



Administrative/Biographical History

John William Ferris (1920-1992) joined the Royal Air Force in 1938, serving in France/Germany, the Azores, India, Malaya and Hong Kong. He was Executive Officer in the Hong Kong Government, 1947-1967. Among other interests, he served periods as Secretary to the Association of European Civil Servants, member of the Office Management Committee of the Hong Kong Management Association, and member of the Provisional Productivity Council, Hong Kong. He also served in the Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force, 1949-1967.

Scope and Content

Nothing to Declare, the story of his service in the Royal Air Force and as Executive Officer in Hong Kong, 1947-1967; Semper Paratus, the story of his service in the Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force; On the Record, a volume of Hong Kong press cuttings, etc.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Ferris through the Oxford Colonial Archive Project.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required. The final chapter of Nothing to Declare has been removed at the donor's request and placed in the Oxford Colonial Archive Project's completed correspondence file until further notice.

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

Access Points

Ferris | John William | 1920-1992 | airman and colonial administrator

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

Hong Kong (China) | History | 20th century

Great Britain. Royal Air Force | Far East Air Force | History

Great Britain. Royal Air Force | Biography

Malaysia | History | 20th century

Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force


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17 February 2012