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Collection Level Description: Papers of Robin Martin

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 514
Title: Papers of Robin Martin
Dates of Creation: 1936-1964
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Robin H. Martin (b 1914) served in the Police Force in Palestine, 1936-1948 and in Nyasaland, where he was Assistant Inspector from 1949, Inspector from 1951, Assistant Superintendant from 1953, and Superintendant, 1958-1964.

Scope and Content

Reminiscences of service in the Palestine Police Force, 1936-1948, and in the Nyasaland Police Force, 1949-1964.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers relating to Palestinian service were donated to the library by S.R. Denny, with the author's consent, in January 1986.


The papers relating to service in Nyasaland were donated to the library by S.R. Denny, with the author's consent, in July 1986, and added to the collection.

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

Access Points

Martin | Robin | b 1914 | colonial policeman

Mandates | Palestine

Police | Palestine | History | 20th century

Police | Malawi | History | 20th century

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29 February 2012