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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.
Correspondence, reports, memoranda, etc. relating to colonial administrative service in the Eastern Aden Protectorate, with typescript extract from letters home, 1940-1950.
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.Accruals
Essay on taxation, 1947-1948, with handwritten comments by Margery Perham, donated on 20th January 1989.Access Conditions
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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).
Fletcher | Paul Duncan | b 1916 | colonial administrator
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