Papers of Captain Eric Cato Nottingham
Correspondence, photographs, printed material, press cuttings, etc., relating to service in the Nigerian and Gold Coast Police.
- Creation: 1919-1944
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.1844].
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 3504
Biographical / Historical
Captain Eric Cato Nottingham, MC (1918), was born in 1891. During the First World War he served in Egypt, Gallipoli, France and Flanders (1914-1919) and was mentioned in despatches (1918).
In 1919 Nottingham joined the police force in Nigeria where he later held the posts of acting Assistant Inspector-General (for various periods, 1932-1935), Assistant Commissioner (1936), and acting Deputy Commissioner (for various periods, 1936-1938). In 1938, he was transferred to the Gold Coast as Commissioner of Police.
Other Finding Aids
The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.
Listed as no. 1379 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
- Papers of Captain Eric Cato Nottingham
- Marion Lowman
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