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Collection Level Description: Circulars and orders of Alan Saunders

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1827
Title: Circulars and orders of Alan Saunders
Dates of Creation: 1936-1937
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of Creator: Alan Saunders

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Major Alan Saunders, MC (1917), OBE (1932), was born in 1886. In 1906 he joined the Indian Police Force; his career was interrupted by the First World War during which he served in France, Flanders and Palestine (1914-1920) and was mentioned in despatches three times. After the war, Saunders returned to his career in the police, subsequently holding the posts of Deputy Inspector General of the Palestine Police Force (1926), Commissioner of the Nigerian Police Force (1936), and Inspector General of Police and Prisons in Palestine (November 1937).

Scope and Content

Nigerian Police Force: circulars and orders of Alan Saunders, 1936-1937. Reproduced typescript.

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Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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

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Listed as no. 1397 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Saunders | Alan | b 1886 | Police Officer India, Nigeria and Palestine


Great Britain | Colonies | India

Great Britain | Colonies | Nigeria

Great Britain | Colonies | Palestine

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30 January 2012