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Collection Level Description: Memoir of R.T. Michelin

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 540
Title: Memoir of R.T. Michelin
Dates of Creation: [1980s]
Extent: 1 folder

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Reginald Townend Michelin (1903-1998), CMG (1957), CVO (1953), OBE (1952) took the post of Sub-Inspector, Police, Jamaica, 1924 and Inspector, Police, Leeward Islands, 1928. He was made Assistant Commissioner of Police, Nigeria, 1930, and Commissioner of Police, Barbados, 1949 and Jamaica, 1953, retiring in 1958. After his retirement he was General Manager of the Agualta Vale Estates, Jamaica, 1958-1964 and held a post in the Jamaica Tourist Board, 1964-1973. In 1940 he married Nina Gladys Faulkner, with whom he had one son and one daughter.

Scope and Content

It was always hot, typescript memoir, [1980s], of his time in the Colonial Police Service in Nigeria, Jamaica, Barbados and the Leeward Islands, 1924-1958.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library via A.H.M. Kirk-Greene on 7th May 1996.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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

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Related Units of Description

Notes on service with the Nigeria Police, 1930-1949 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1784 (13)).

Access Points

Michelin | Reginald Townend | 1903-1998 | officer and administrator in the Colonial Police Service

Police | Great Britain | Colonies

Police | Nigeria

Police | Jamaica

Police | Barbados

Police | West Indies

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29 February 2012