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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir Alexander Nicol A. Waddell

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Pac. s. 105
Title: Papers of Sir Alexander Nicol A. Waddell
Dates of Creation: 1950-1963
Extent: 2 boxes

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Alexander Nicol Anton Waddell DSC KCMG (b 1913) worked as a cadet, British Solomon Islands Protectorate, 1937, then District Officer, 1938 and District Commissioner, 1945. During the Second World War he served in the Royal Australian Navy as lieutenant, 1942-1944, then lieutenant-colonel until 1947. Concurrently, in 1945 he entered the Malayan Civil Service, before taking the post of Administrative Officer, 1946, then Principal Assistant Secretary, 1947-1952, North Borneo. He worked as Colonial Secretary, Gambia, from 1952 and became Chief Secretary, Sierra Leone in 1956. He was Deputy Governor, Sierra Leone, 1958-1960. His final posting was in Sarawak, where he served as Governor and Commander-in-Chief, 1960-1963.

Scope and Content

Speeches, papers and reports on the financial position, rural development, economic aspects and development plan of Sarawak, also the Foochow Chinese, as Governor of Sarawak, 1950-1963.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited at the library by Sir Alexander Waddell through the Oxford Development Records Project in May 1969.

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

Listed as no. 731 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Reports, photocopies of signal books and diaries and a printed pamphlet on the coast-watchers of Choiseul in the Solomon Islands during the Second World War, donated to the library on 17th September 1996.

Access Points

Waddell | Alexander Nicol Anton | b 1913 | Sir | Knight Colonial Administrator

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

Sarawak | History | 20th century

Chinese | Sarawak

Rural development | Sarawak

Development plans | Sarawak

Economics | Sarawak | History

Transformation from XML to HTML by Lawrence Mielniczuk
16 March 2012