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Collection Level Description: Papers of Charles Frederick C. Macaskie

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Pac. s. 71
Title: Papers of Charles Frederick C. Macaskie
Dates of Creation: [1945-1947]
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Charles Frederick Cunningham Macaskie (1888-1969) was called to the bar through Gray's Inn, entered North Borneo in 1910 and served in the First World War in the Royal West Kent Regiment. He was Chief Justice and Deputy Governor, North Borneo, 1934-1945, Brigadier and Chief Civil Affairs Officer, British North Borneo, 1945-1946 and Commissioner for War Damage Claims, Borneo Territories, 1947-1951. He held the position of Acting British Judge, New Hebrides in 1955, 1958 and 1959. 1n 1946 he married D. Cole-Adams, daughter of W.H. Legg.

Scope and Content

Correspondence concerning work as Chief Civil Affairs Officer in British North Borneo following the recapture of the territory from the Japanese, 1945-1947, with draft autobiography (typescript).

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The papers were only made available for public access on 1st May 1980 due to an embargo imposed by the depositor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited with the Oxford Colonial Records Project on 17th November 1964, and passed to the library in [April] 1965.

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

Access Points

Macaskie | Charles Frederick Cunningham | 1888-1969 | Brigadier Administrator in North Borneo

Sabah | History | 20th century

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

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28 February 2012