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Collection Level Description: Papers of Frederick Nigel Molière Pusinelli

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.W.Ind.s.69
Title: Papers of Frederick Nigel Molière Pusinelli
Dates of Creation: 1968-1969
Extent: 1 folder (127 ff.)
Name of Creator: Frederick Nigel Molière Pusinelli

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Frederick Nigel Molière Pusinelli was born on the 28 April 1919 and educated at Aldenham School and Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA Hons in Law). He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1939 and served in the British Expeditionary Force (1940) and in India and Burma (1942-1945), during which time he was promoted to the rank of Major (1942).

In 1945 Pusinelli entered the Staff College in Quetta, Pakistan and in 1946 went to work as an Administrative Officer on Gilbert and Ellice Islands. In 1958 he was transferred to Aden where he worked as: Deputy Financial Secretary and (frequently) Acting Financial Secretary (1958-1962); Director of Establishments (1962-1968), and Assistant High Commissioner of Aden and Federation of South Arabia (1963-1968). From 1968-1970 he was Salaries Commissioner for various territories in the West Indies. Pusinelli was awarded the Military Cross (1940), OBE (1963) and CMG (1966).

Scope and Content

Papers relating to a review of salaries of staff in the service of the Government of the British Virgin Islands, undertaken by Pusinelli, and including administrative and technical staff, police, medical staff and teachers.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Frederick Nigel Molière Pusinelli in December 1987.

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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.

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Finding Aids

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

Access Points

Pusinelli | Frederick Nigel Molière | b 1919 | Major Colonial Administrator

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Colonial administrators | British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands | Officials and employees | Salaries, etc.


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