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Papers of Robert Staveley Boumphrey


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Journals of service as auditor in the Colonial Service in Nigeria, the Falkland Islands, Malaya and Singapore, with letters, photographs, maps and printed material inserted, 1910-1965.


  • 1910-1965


7 Volumes

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Bodleian Libraries of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 449].
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MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 449

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 848

Biographical / Historical

Robert Staveley Boumphrey (b1916) was Assistant Auditor, Nigeria, from 1939, Auditor, Falkland Islands, from 1947, Senior Auditor, Federation of Malaya, from 1951 and Singapore from 1955. He became Principal Auditor, then Deputy Director, Audit, Singapore, 1958-1959.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 563 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers were donated to the library by Robert Staveley Boumphrey through the Oxford Development Records Project on 3rd November 1979.

Related Materials

Typescripts, Two lives, an autobiography (containing an account of career as Auditor in the Colonial Service in Nigeria, the Falkland Islands, Malaya and Singapore, 1939-1959) (ref. MSS. Brit Emp. s. 418)
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom