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Sir John Bagnall Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 367

Scope and Contents

The collection includes Bagnall's account of his evacuation from Singapore during the Second World War immediately before its fall to the Japanese in Feb. 1942. It is accompanied by photographs of the home he occupied at the time.


  • Creation: 2007

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Biographical / Historical

Sir John Bagnall joined the Straits Trading Company in Singapore in 1912 and became its Chairman and Managing Director in 1923. He retired in 1947. Bagnall served in the Singapore government as Senior Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council, and on the Finance Committee, Opium Advisory Committee and Executive Council.


1 file(s) (1 file) : paper/photograph

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

good condition

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jean Edgar Benitz, Sir John Bagnall's niece, in 2007.


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Includes index.
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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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