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Memoir of R.T. Michelin

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MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 540

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It was always hot, typescript memoir, [1980s], of his time in the Colonial Police Service in Nigeria, Jamaica, Barbados and the Leeward Islands, 1924-1958.


  • [1980s]


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MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 540

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 3277

Biographical / Historical

Reginald Townend Michelin (1903-1998), CMG (1957), CVO (1953), OBE (1952) took the post of Sub-Inspector, Police, Jamaica, 1924 and Inspector, Police, Leeward Islands, 1928. He was made Assistant Commissioner of Police, Nigeria, 1930, and Commissioner of Police, Barbados, 1949 and Jamaica, 1953, retiring in 1958. After his retirement he was General Manager of the Agualta Vale Estates, Jamaica, 1958-1964 and held a post in the Jamaica Tourist Board, 1964-1973. In 1940 he married Nina Gladys Faulkner, with whom he had one son and one daughter.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library via A.H.M. Kirk-Greene on 7th May 1996.

Related Materials

Notes on service with the Nigeria Police, 1930-1949 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1784 (13)).
Memoir of R.T. Michelin
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

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