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Collection Level Description: Papers of W.J. Marquand

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Pac. s. 98
Title: Papers of W.J. Marquand
Dates of Creation: 1949-1950
Extent: 69 ff

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

W.J. Marquand (b 1917) 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

Community development in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate with particular reference to the Marching Rule movement on the island of Malaita: report by Marquand as an Administrative Officer (photocopied typescript).

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by W.J. Marquand in [September] 1980.

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

Related Units of Description

Photocopied typescript and manuscript of Him now; a Solomon Islands honeymoon, reminiscences of life as the wife of a colonial officer, 1946, by Mary Marquand, with part of a re-write, 1949-1950 (ref. MSS. Pac. s. 99).

Access Points

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

Great Britain | Colonies | Solomon Islands | Administration

Solomon Islands | History | 20th century

Community development | Solomon Islands | History | 20th century

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28 February 2012