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Unpublished memoirs of Sir Charles Fernand Rey


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The papers comprise drafts of chapters and research notes for unpublished memoirs 'Men, Women and Places'.


  • Creation: c.1947-1961


0.45 Linear metres (3 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7191, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Eng. c. 7191-7193

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11464


Drafts and research notes for unpublished memoirs of Sir Charles Fernand Rey (1877-1968), civil servant.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Charles Rey's civil service career began, in 1900, with an appoinment to the Board of Trade. He went on to hold various positions in the Ministry of Munitions, the Ministry of National Service and the Ministry of Labour. His last official post began in 1930 when he was appointed Resident Commissioner of the Bechuanaland Protectorate and Commandant of the Protectorate Police, positions he held until September 1937 when he retired to Cape Town, South Africa. Sir Charles died on the 30 March 1968. See Who was Who.


The papers are arranged in sequential order of chapter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Dominic Winter Book Auctions sale, 8 March 2001, item 613.

Related Materials

Personal papers, business papers relating to Abyssinia, papers as Resident Commissioner of the Bechuanaland Protectorate, and papers relating to Rey's retirement in South Africa are MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 384.

Catalogue of unpublished memoirs of Sir Charles Fernand Rey, c.1947-61
Finding aid prepared by Matthew Neely
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Repository Details

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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom