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Collection Level Description: Report and Memorandum by Algar R.W. Robertson

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1791
Title: Report and Memorandum by Algar R.W. Robertson
Dates of Creation: 1953, 1955
Extent: 36 ff. (1 file)
Name of Creator: Algar Ronald Ward Robertson

Language of Material: English



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

Report on Nigerian proposals for HM Overseas Civil Service, 1953; memorandum on the creation of a Central Pensions Fund based in the U.K., 1955. Typescript.

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

Listed as no. 510 in Manuscript Collections (excluding Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Supplement, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1971).

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Robertson | Algar Ronald | 1902-1975 | Colonial Administrator

Colonial administrators | Nigeria

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Nigeria | Officials and employees


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