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Collection Level Description: Papers of R.C. Parkin

Reference: GTB 0162 MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 505
Title: Papers of R.C. Parkin
Dates of Creation: 1951-1964
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

R.C. Parkin (fl 1918-1963) served as Assistant District Commissioner, Gold Coast from 1947, Administrative Officer Class II from 1953, and Class I from 1956, in the Ghana Civil Service. He worked in the Ugandan Treasury as Deputy Treasurer from 1958 and as Permanent Secretary (Supnmy.) at the Treasury from 1960. In 1961 he became Permanent Secretary, Economic Development, and Development Secretary, Uganda Government Service, 1962-1963.

Scope and Content

Seminar papers relating to the Second Devonshire Course for Colonial Officers, 1951-1952, with Government reports on the economy, etc. of the Gold Coast and Uganda, with related correspondence, 1951-1964.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library through the Oxford Colonial Archives Project.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

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Finding Aids

Listed as no. 607 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Parkin | R.C. | fl 1918-1963 | colonial administrator

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

Ghana | Economic conditions | 20th century

Uganda | Economic conditions | 20th century

Ghana | History | 20th century

Uganda | History | 20th century

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02 March 2012