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Collection Level Description: Papers of Captain Eric Cato Nottingham

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1844
Title: Papers of Captain Eric Cato Nottingham
Dates of Creation: 1919-1944
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: Eric Cato Nottingham

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Captain Eric Cato Nottingham, MC (1918), was born in 1891. During the First World War he served in Egypt, Gallipoli, France and Flanders (1914-1919) and was mentioned in despatches (1918).

In 1919 Nottingham joined the police force in Nigeria where he later held the posts of acting Assistant Inspector-General (for various periods, 1932-1935), Assistant Commissioner (1936), and acting Deputy Commissioner (for various periods, 1936-1938). In 1938, he was transferred to the Gold Coast as Commissioner of Police.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, photographs, printed material, press cuttings, etc., relating to service in the Nigerian and Gold Coast Police.

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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1379 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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Nottingham | Eric Cato | b 1891 | Police Commissioner Gold Coast

Police | Nigeria

Police | Ghana

Great Britain | Colonies | Nigeria

Great Britain | Colonies | Ghana

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26 January 2012