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Collection Level Description: Papers of Algar Ronald W. Robertson

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2230
Title: Papers of Algar Ronald W. Robertson
Dates of Creation: 1953-1955
Extent: 1 file

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, he was twice married, in 1931 to Carol Rhys Maunsell, with whom he had one daughter (the marriage was dissolved in 1954), and in 1955 to Marjorie Mary Lovatt Smith.

Scope and Content

Correspondence and reports relating to Robertson's proposals for a central overseas civil service, with its own pension scheme, for officers serving in the colonies, 1953-1955.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Robertson's widow, Marjorie Wild, through the good offices of A.H.M. Kirk-Greene, on 4th July 1997.

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.

Related Units of Description

Report on Nigerian proposals for H.M. Overseas Civil Service, 1953; memorandum on the creation of a Central Pensions Fund based in the U.K., 1955 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1791); correspondence, tour diaries, etc. relating to service in the Gold Coast, British Guiana, Fiji, Trinidad, Nigeria, etc., 1929-1956 (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 433).

Access Points

Robertson | Algar Ronald | 1902-1975 | Colonial Administrator

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration | History | 20th century

Civil Service | Great Britain | Colonies


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