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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir Allan Chalmers Smith

Reference: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 442
Title: Papers of Sir Allan Chalmers Smith
Dates of Creation: 1926-1955
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Allan Chalmers Smith (1893-1980) trained as a barrister-at-law at Grays Inn, and fought in the First World War, 1914-1918. He later served as a police magistrate in Bermuda from 1928 and in Nigeria from 1935. He was made puisne judge in Trinidad, 1938 and the Gold Coast, 1944. He served as Chief Justice, Sierra Leone, 1951-1955. In 1955 he was appointed Attorney-General of Bermuda. He also served as Commissioner of the Pre-Federal Judicial Commission set up in the British West Indies. His final appointment was as an assistant justice in Bermuda in 1956, a post which he held until his retirement in 1965.

Scope and Content

Legal papers relating to service in Bermuda, Nigeria, Gold Coast and the West Indies, including judgements, speeches and recordings of meetings, 1926-1955

Administrative Information

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 616 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Smith | Allan Chalmers | 1893-1980 | Sir

Bermuda Islands | History | 20th century

Nigeria | History | 1900-1960

Ghana | History | To 1957

West Indies | History | 20th century

Judges | Great Britain | Colonies

Trial transcripts | West Indies | 20th century

Trial transcripts | Africa, West | 20th century


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27 June 2011