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Collection Level Description: Papers of Paul Duncan Fletcher

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 264
Title: Papers of Paul Duncan Fletcher
Dates of Creation: 1940-1950
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Paul Duncan Fletcher MBE (fl 1916-1961) worked as Political Officer, Aden Protectorate from 1940, Seconded Education Officer, 1944-1946, and Deputy British Agent, East Aden Protectorate from 1949. In 1950 he took the post of Administrative Officer (Seconded), Nigeria. In 1952 he returned to Aden as Assistant Chief Secretary, and was made Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Northern Nigeria in 1955. He served as Famine Relief Commissioner, East Aden Protectorate from 1949.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, etc. relating to colonial administrative service in the Eastern Aden Protectorate, with typescript extract from letters home, 1940-1950.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library on 10th December 1980 by Mary Fletcher, the donor's widow, through the Oxford Development Records Project, which received the papers on 5th December 1980.


Essay on taxation, 1947-1948, with handwritten comments by Margery Perham, donated on 20th January 1989.

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

Related Units of Description

Report by Fletcher of commission on riot damage, Benue Province, Nigeria, 1961, with map and correspondence (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 2119).

Access Points

Fletcher | Paul Duncan | b 1916 | colonial administrator

Perham | Margery Freda | 1895-1982 | Dame | historian

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17 February 2012