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Malayan official programmes

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 109

Scope and Contents

Programmes, dinner invitations, table plans and souvenir brochures collected by Bernard Drake, relating to state functions and receptions for distinguished visitors in Malaya.


  • 1959 - 1961


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Biographical / Historical

Bernard L. Drake was a member of the Malayan Civil Service, 1955-1961, who opted to stay in Malaysia for four years after independence in 1957. His last position was Principal Assistant Secretary, Prime Minister's Department in Charge of Ceremonial and Public Functions.


.02 cubic metre(s) (2 archive boxes) : paper

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Other Finding Aids

Photograph catalogue, vol. 12.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Bernard L. Drake, December 1995.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Photograph Collection includes photographs presented by Bernard Drake relating to Malayan functions, including some featured in this collection, Y30131K.


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


Drake, Bernard L, fl 1955-1961, civil servant

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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