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Papers of John William Ferris


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Nothing to Declare, the story of his service in the Royal Air Force and as Executive Officer in Hong Kong, 1947-1967; Semper Paratus, the story of his service in the Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force; On the Record, a volume of Hong Kong press cuttings, etc.


  • Creation: [1947-1967]


1 volume, 1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 281].

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MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 281

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 1816

Biographical / Historical

John William Ferris (1920-1992) joined the Royal Air Force in 1938, serving in France/Germany, the Azores, India, Malaya and Hong Kong. He was Executive Officer in the Hong Kong Government, 1947-1967. Among other interests, he served periods as Secretary to the Association of European Civil Servants, member of the Office Management Committee of the Hong Kong Management Association, and member of the Provisional Productivity Council, Hong Kong. He also served in the Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force, 1949-1967.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 681 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 Ferris through the Oxford Colonial Archive Project.

Papers of John William Ferris
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom