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Papers of Sir Alexander Nicol A. Waddell


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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.


  • 1950-1963


2 boxes

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MSS. Pac. s. 105

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CMD ID 4716

Biographical / Historical

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.

Other Finding Aids

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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Papers of Sir Alexander Nicol A. Waddell
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