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Commission of Major Vernon Guise, 1928 - 1988

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 240/17

Scope and Contents

The commission of Major Guise as Justice of the Peace for Kingston, Jamaica, 4 December 1928 (1 page), bearing the signatures of the Governor, Sir Reginald Stubbs, and the Colonial Secretary, A.S. Jelf, and the seal of the colony. There is an accompanying undated photocopy of a biographical entry on Guise, possibly produced when the collection was first catalogued in 1988.


  • Creation: 1928 - 1988


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Biographical / Historical

Major Vernon Robert Guise (1885-1939) was born on 30 May 1885. He served in World War I, 1914-1919, during which he was based in Mesopotamia, 1915-1916. In 1919 he married Nadine Armstrong, daughter of Captain Andrew Armstrong. He was awarded the M.C. in 1919, and O.B.E. in 1927. He died on 17 November 1939.


1 folder(s) (1 folder) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 73

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. III.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by John Falconer, grandson of Major Guise.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Guise, Vernon Robert, 1885-1939, Major

Finding aid date

2004-01-07 09:10:26+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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