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Papers of Sir Cyril Pickard

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 68

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and articles regarding the Commonwealth, particularly India and Pakistan, with material concerning Sir Morrice James and Major A.F.M. Morsin Ali. There are accompanying letters relating to the transfer of the collection to the R.C.S., 1997.


  • Creation: 1967 - 1990


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Biographical / Historical

Cyril Stanley Pickard (born 1917) joined the Home Office in 1939, but served in the Royal Artillery 1940-41 before appointment to posts in the Office of the Secretary of State in Cairo, and with UNRRA. Transferred to the Commonwealth Relations Office in 1948, he held appointments in India, Australia, New Zealand, and Cyprus (Acting High Commissioner) before becoming British high Commissioner in Pakistan 1966-71, and Nigeria 1971-74. After his retirement he took an active role in the work of the Royal Commonwealth Society.


.01 cubic metre(s) (1 archive box) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Mrs Jane Roundell, daughter of Sir Cyril Pickard, 1997.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Pickard, Sir Cyril Stanley, b 1917, Knight, British High Commissioner of Pakistan

Includes index.
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