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Quartermaster's records, 1942 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/12/13
Quartermaster's records
Quartermaster's records

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

From 1952 to 1967 the Secretary of the Association was Hugh Bryson. He organised the accumulation of two important collections of historical material through the BAM. In 1960, in cooperation with the Royal Commonwealth Society, Bryson initiated the gathering of original documents - memoranda, diaries, correspondence - and the writing of special reminiscences by those with first hand experience of the geographic area covered by the Association. Subjects of particular significance include politics and government, trade and commerce, social and cultural history, the First and Second World Wars, and the Malayan Emergency. As the material was received it was deposited in the Royal Commonwealth Society Library. Bryson also collected photographs, particularly those reflecting the history of South-East Asia. After his death in 1977, a few further donations were received from former BAM members, and these have been incorporated in an Addenda section.


  • Creation: 1942 - 1952


Conditions Governing Access

For conservation reasons, this collection must be read on Cambridge Digital Library or Master Microfilm Reel 8234.

Biographical / Historical

Norman Rowlstone Jarrett joined the Federated Malay States Civil Service in 1912. He served as British Adviser, Trengganu, 1937; Food Controller, Malaya, 1939-41; and as Acting British Resident, Selangor, 1941. During internment by the Japanese at Changi and Sime Road between 1942 and 1945, he served as Camp Quartermaster. Jarrett acted as Secretary of the Association of British Malaya from 1946 to 1953.


1 file(s) (1 file) : paper

Language of Materials



Jarrett, Norman Rowlstone, 1889-1982

Finding aid date

2012-07-03 11:04:26+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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