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Papers of Algar Ronald W. Robertson

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MSS. Afr. s. 2230

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Correspondence and reports relating to Robertson's proposals for a central overseas civil service, with its own pension scheme, for officers serving in the colonies, 1953-1955.


  • Creation: 1953-1955


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. Afr. s. 2230

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 3968

Biographical / Historical

Algar Ronald Ward Robertson (1902-1975) worked as Assistant Treasurer, Gold Coast, 1929-1936 and Deputy Treasurer, British Guiana, 1936-1939. He was Financial Secretary in Fiji, 1940-1948, Trinidad and Tobago, 1948-1953, Nigeria, 1953-1954, and the Federation of Nigeria, 1954-1956. Awarded the CBE, 1948 and CMG, 1953, he was twice married, in 1931 to Carol Rhys Maunsell, with whom he had one daughter (the marriage was dissolved in 1954), and in 1955 to Marjorie Mary Lovatt Smith.

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Robertson's widow, Marjorie Wild, through the good offices of A.H.M. Kirk-Greene, on 4th July 1997.

Related Materials

Report on Nigerian proposals for H.M. Overseas Civil Service, 1953; memorandum on the creation of a Central Pensions Fund based in the U.K., 1955 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1791); correspondence, tour diaries, etc. relating to service in the Gold Coast, British Guiana, Fiji, Trinidad, Nigeria, etc., 1929-1956 (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 433).

Papers of Algar Ronald W. Robertson
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom