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Photograph album of Eric R. Bevington

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MSS. Pac. s. 122

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Album of photographs by Bevington of the Gilbert, Ellice and Phoenix Islands and of places en-route to these islands, including Naples, Aden, Colombo and the Cocos Islands, 1937-1939; includes some additional photographs, 1942, 1994, 1998 and undated.


  • Creation: 20th century


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Pac. s. 122].

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MSS. Pac. s. 122

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 752

Biographical / Historical

Eric Raymond Bevington (1914-2004), CMG (1961), was educated at Monkton Combe School, Loughborough College, and Queen's College, Cambridge, taking a post as a cadet in HM Overseas Service, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, 1937. He began work as a district officer, Fiji, 1942, served as Secretary, Commission of Enquiry into Cost of Living Allowances, Nigeria, 1945-1946, and was made administrative officer Cl.I, Fiji, 1950. He became Assistant Colonial Secretary (Development), Fiji, 1951, Development Commissioner, Brunei, 1954, and worked as Financial Secretary, Fiji, 1958-1961. He was Development Commissioner, Fiji, 1962-1963 and a member of Fiji's Executive Council, 1958-1963. He was Senior Project Engineer, Wrigh Rain Ltd., 1964-1967, Appeals Inspector, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, 1967-1970, Senior Housing and Planning Inspector, Department of the Environment, 1970-1978, and a member of New Forest District Council, 1979-1983. In 1939 he married Enid Mary Selina (nee Homer), with whom he had one son and one daughter.

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The photographs were donated to the library by Bevington on 19th July 1999.

Related Materials

The things we do for England - if only England knew!, typescript account of service in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Fiji and Brunei, 1930-1950 (ref. MSS. Pac. s. 79); typescript account of the economy and development of Brunei, 1955 (ref. MSS. Pac. s. 108).

Photograph album of Eric R. Bevington
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom