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Papers of Paul Duncan Fletcher

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MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 264

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Correspondence, reports, memoranda, etc. relating to colonial administrative service in the Eastern Aden Protectorate, with typescript extract from letters home, 1940-1950.


  • 1940-1950


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Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 264

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 1849

Biographical / Historical

Paul Duncan Fletcher MBE (fl 1916-1961) worked as Political Officer, Aden Protectorate from 1940, Seconded Education Officer, 1944-1946, and Deputy British Agent, East Aden Protectorate from 1949. In 1950 he took the post of Administrative Officer (Seconded), Nigeria. In 1952 he returned to Aden as Assistant Chief Secretary, and was made Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Northern Nigeria in 1955. He served as Famine Relief Commissioner, East Aden Protectorate from 1949.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 682 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library on 10th December 1980 by Mary Fletcher, the donor's widow, through the Oxford Development Records Project, which received the papers on 5th December 1980.

Related Materials

Report by Fletcher of commission on riot damage, Benue Province, Nigeria, 1961, with map and correspondence (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 2119).
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