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Collection Level Description: Papers of Elfrida Manning

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. W. Ind. s. 65
Title: Papers of Elfrida Manning
Dates of Creation: 1931
Extent: 1 folder

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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).

Scope and Content

Papers concerning stay in Jamaica with Lord and Lady Olivier in 1931, with related material on Lord Olivier.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were transferred to the library by Christopher Thornycroft, (Elfrida Manning's nephew) on 20th June 1996.


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.

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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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Access Points

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

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28 February 2012