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Collection Level Description: Papers of George Frederick Sharp

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Brit.Emp.s.281
Title: Papers of George Frederick Sharp
Dates of Creation: 1912-1946
Extent: 5 boxes
Name of Creator: George Frederick Sharp

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

George Frederick Sharp was born in 1888 and educated at University College School and King's College, London. He worked for the General Post Office from 1907-1912 and was on military service in the London Rifle Brigade from 1908-1912. In 1912 Sharp went to Nigeria where he worked as a postal official; from 1928-1930 he was acting deputy Postmaster-General. Sharp retired in October 1930 but was reappointed in 1931 as Colonial Postmaster in Barbados. In 1939 he became Postmaster-General in British Guiana, a post he held until 1946.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, memoranda, etc. as postal official in Nigeria (1912-1930); as Colonial Postmaster in Barbados (1931-1939); and as Postmaster-General in British Guiana (1939-1946).

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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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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. 1177 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968) and as no. 624 in Manuscript Collections (excluding Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1970).

Access Points

Sharp | George Frederick | b 1888 | Colonial Administrator

Postal service | Nigeria | Employees

Postmasters | Barbados

Postmasters general | Guyana

Nigeria | Officials and employees

Barbados | Officials and employees

Guyana | Officials and employees

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04 January 2012