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Press cuttings and papers of Sir Oswald Raynor Arthur

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 256

Scope and Contents

Cuttings and a few other papers regarding Sir Arthur and his family, the Royal Family, Bermuda and the Falkland Islands.


  • Creation: 1951 - 1982


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Biographical / Historical

Oswald Raynor Arthur (1905-1973) was born on 16 December 1905, and entered the Nigerian Political Service in 1928. He was transferred from Nigeria to Cyprus as an administrative officer in 1937, and was appointed Commissioner in 1947 and Chief Commissioner in 1948. He was Colonial Secretary in Bermuda, 1951-1954, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Falkland Islands, 1954-1957, and Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas from 1957 until his retirement in 1960. He married Mary Elizabeth Spring Rice in 1935. Arthur lived in Sussex after his retirement, and died on 4 December 1973.


1 archive box(es) (1 box) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Other Finding Aids

Photograph catalogue, no. 3.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Lady Arthur, 1981, or photocopied by the R.C.S. Librarian.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Photograph Collection includes photographs and slides relating to the career of Sir O.R. Arthur, Y3011XX.


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


Arthur, Sir, Oswald Raynor, 1905-1973, Knight and colonial administrator

Includes index.
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