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Papers of Elfrida Manning

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MSS. W. Ind. s. 65

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Papers concerning stay in Jamaica with Lord and Lady Olivier in 1931, with related material on Lord Olivier.


  • 1931


1 folder

Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. W. Ind. s. 65

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 3121

Biographical / Historical

The papers largely concern Sydney Haldane, Baron Olivier (1859-1943), KCMG (1907). Lord Olivier graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford and entered the Colonial Office, 1882. He was Colonial Secretary, Jamaica, 1900-1904 and Governor, 1907-1913. He was Permanent Secretary, Board of Agriculture, 1913-1917, Assistant Comptroller and Auditor of the Exchequer, 1917-1920, and Secretary for India, 1924. He was a champion of the sugar industry in the British West Indies, and Secretary of the Fabian Society, 1886-1889. His publications include The Anatomy of African Misery (London, L. & V. Woolf, 1927).

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were transferred to the library by Christopher Thornycroft, (Elfrida Manning's nephew) on 20th June 1996.

Related Materials

Further papers, comprising letters written to Elfrida Manning (then Thornycroft) by Lord Olivier, 1928-1931, a manuscript article by Thornycroft on Jamaica, and a letter from Olivier to Burnham, 1925 concerning an article in the Daily Telegraph, were transferred by Christopher Thornycroft on 22nd September 1997.
Papers of Elfrida Manning
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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