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Papers of J. R. Granville Bantock


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Letters home, diaries, reports, photographs and press cuttings relating to service in the Ceylon Police Force, 1920-1939.


  • 1920-1939


3 boxes, 1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 287].
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MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 287, t. 7

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 591, 592

Biographical / Historical

J.R. Granville Bantock (fl 1920-1939) served as Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ceylon, 1921-1928 and Superintendent, Crime Branch, Colombo, Ceylon, 1931-1936.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 660 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Mrs. Marjorie Bantock through the Oxford Colonial Archive Project in April 1985.

Related Materials

A large collection of Ceylon maps, originally deposited with the Oxford Colonial Records Project on 18th July 1967, are held at the Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge. Diaries and files concerning service in Ceylon are held at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.
Papers of J. R. Granville Bantock
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom