The papers largely concern Sydney Haldane, Baron Olivier (1859-1943), KCMG (1907). Lord Olivier graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford and entered the Colonial Office, 1882. He was Colonial Secretary, Jamaica, 1900-1904 and Governor, 1907-1913. He was Permanent Secretary, Board of Agriculture, 1913-1917, Assistant Comptroller and Auditor of the Exchequer, 1917-1920, and Secretary for India, 1924. He was a champion of the sugar industry in the British West Indies, and Secretary of the Fabian Society, 1886-1889. His publications include The Anatomy of African Misery (London, L. & V. Woolf, 1927).
Papers concerning stay in Jamaica with Lord and Lady Olivier in 1931, with related material on Lord Olivier.
The papers were transferred to the library by Christopher Thornycroft, (Elfrida Manning's nephew) on 20th June 1996.Accruals
Further papers, comprising letters written to Elfrida Manning (then Thornycroft) by Lord Olivier, 1928-1931, a manuscript article by Thornycroft on Jamaica, and a letter from Olivier to Burnham, 1925 concerning an article in the Daily Telegraph, were transferred by Christopher Thornycroft on 22nd September 1997.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.
The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.
Manning | Elfrida | fl 1928-1931
Olivier | Sydney Haldane | 1859-1943 | Baron Olivier | statesman
Jamaica | Description and travel
Panama | Description and travel
Costa Rica | Description and travel
Trinidad and Tobago | Description and travel
Barbados | Description and travel
Jamaica | History | To 1962