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Collection Level Description: Papers of Mary Marquand

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Pac. s. 99
Title: Papers of Mary Marquand
Dates of Creation: 1946-1950
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Mary Marquand was the wife of W.J. Marquand (b 1917), colonial officer and administrator. W.J. Marquand served as District Officer, British Solomon Islands Protectorate from 1946 and High Commissioner, Fiji, 1950-1953. He held the post of Assistant Secretary, Uganda from 1953 and was appointed Senior Assistant Secretary in 1961.

Scope and Content

Photocopied typescript and manuscript of Him now; a Solomon Islands honeymoon, reminiscences of life as the wife of a colonial officer, 1946, with part of a re-write, 1949-1950.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

W.J. Marquand sent a typed copy of his wife's reminiscences to the library for photocopying in May 1981.

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

Related Units of Description

Report on community development in the British Solomon Islands by W.J. Marquand, 1949-1950 (ref. MSS. Pac. s. 98).

Access Points

Marquand | Mary | fl 1946-1950 | wife of colonial officer

Marquand | W.J. | fl 1946-1950 | colonial officer

Colonial administrators' wives | Solomon Islands | Biography

Great Britain | Colonies | Solomon Islands | Administration

Solomon Islands | History | 20th century

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28 February 2012