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Papers of Charles Frederick C. Macaskie

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MSS. Pac. s. 71

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Correspondence concerning work as Chief Civil Affairs Officer in British North Borneo following the recapture of the territory from the Japanese, 1945-1947, with draft autobiography (typescript).


  • Creation: [1945-1947]


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Pac. s. 71].

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MSS. Pac. s. 71

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 3030

Biographical / Historical

Charles Frederick Cunningham Macaskie (1888-1969) was called to the bar through Gray's Inn, entered North Borneo in 1910 and served in the First World War in the Royal West Kent Regiment. He was Chief Justice and Deputy Governor, North Borneo, 1934-1945, Brigadier and Chief Civil Affairs Officer, British North Borneo, 1945-1946 and Commissioner for War Damage Claims, Borneo Territories, 1947-1951. He held the position of Acting British Judge, New Hebrides in 1955, 1958 and 1959. 1n 1946 he married D. Cole-Adams, daughter of W.H. Legg.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 711 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Custodial History

The papers were only made available for public access on 1st May 1980 due to an embargo imposed by the depositor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited with the Oxford Colonial Records Project on 17th November 1964, and passed to the library in [April] 1965.

Papers of Charles Frederick C. Macaskie
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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