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Collection Level Description: Papers of Algar R.W. Robertson

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Brit.Emp.s.433
Title: Papers of Algar R.W. Robertson
Dates of Creation: 1929-1956
Extent: 14 volumes and files (5 boxes)
Name of Creator: Algar Ronald Ward Robertson

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

Algar Ronald Ward Robertson (1902-1975) worked as Assistant Treasurer, Gold Coast, 1929-1936 and Deputy Treasurer, British Guiana, 1936-1939. He was Financial Secretary in Fiji, 1940-1948, Trinidad and Tobago, 1948-1953, Nigeria, 1953-1954, and the Federation of Nigeria, 1954-1956. Awarded the CBE, 1948 and CMG, 1953.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, tour diaries etc. relating to service in the Gold Cost, British Guiana, Fiji, Trinidad and Tobago, Nigeria.

Administrative Information

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.

Further Information

Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room and a handlist is also available for this collection.

Listed as no. 36 in Manuscript Collections (Africana and non-Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Supplementary accessions to the end of 1977 and Cumulative Index, compiled by Wendy S. Byrne (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1978).

Access Points

Robertson | Algar Ronald | 1902-1975 | Colonial Administrator

Colonial administrators

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Ghana | Officials and employees

Guyana | Officials and employees

Fiji | Officials and employees

Trinidad and Tobago | Officials and employees

Nigeria | Officials and employees


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