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Letters from Sir Oswald Raynor Arthur whilst in the Falkland Islands

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MSS.Atlan.s.11

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Letters home as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Falkland Islands.

Dates

  • 1954-1956

Extent

152 ff.

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MSS.Atlan.s.11

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 488

Biographical / Historical

Sir Oswald Raynor Arthur (1905-1973) was educated at Charterhouse, and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He entered the Colonial Service in Nigeria in 1928. In 1937 he was transferred to Cyprus where he held the posts of Administrative Officer (1937), Commissioner (1946), Chief Commissioner (1948) and Governor's Deputy (1950). During the 1950s, he served as Colonial Secretary in Bermuda (1951), Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Falkland Islands (1954), and Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahamas (1957). He retired from the Colonial Service in 1960. Sir Arthur was awarded the CMG (1953), CVO (1953), KCMG (1957) and in 1962 became a Justice of the Peace in East Sussex.

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Listed as no. 639 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.
Title
Letters from Sir Oswald Raynor Arthur whilst in the Falkland Islands
Status
Completed
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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