A Checklist of British Borneo Manuscript and Photographic Materials in Rhodes House Library, Oxford. (Brief Communications)

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The following list has been compiled from the MS card catalogue at Rhodes House under the categories Ind. Ocn., Pac. And Brit. Emp., supplemented by Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library's typescript listing of uncatalogued items. It covers Sarawak, Brunei, the island of Labuan, and Sabah (formerly North Borneo). Rhodes House is the branch of the Bodleian Library which houses printed, manuscript, and photographic material relating to the history of the British Empire (excluding early American printed material, which is held in the new Vere Harmsworth Library nearby). The Sarawak and other Borneo manuscript material has been deposited there since the early 1960s as part of the Oxford University Colonial Records Project, constituting the largest single collection of Borneo primary research sources outside the Public Record Office at Kew. (For details of the Brooke/Sarawak collections, see Bob Reece, "The Brooke Sarawak Archive at Rhodes House Library, Oxford," Borneo Research Bulletin, vol. 30 (1999), pp. 113-117). The Project continues to be active and Rhodes House Library encourages former Borneo and other colonial government officers and their relatives to add to the collection. All correspondence and inquiries should be directed to: Mr John Pinfold, Librarian, Rhodes House Library, South Parks Rd., Oxford, United Kingdom.

Arden-Clarke, Sir Charles Noble

MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 223. "Note on the development of local government in Sarawak" (1947). [Roneo].

Baker, Alan Custance

MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 36. Memorandum on the idea of Malayan federation with copies of letter to The Times etc., 1946. [Typewritten].

Barrett, Edwin Cyril G.

MSS. Pac. s. 89. Diary as Secretary to Capt. Gammans, M.P., and Lieut. Col. Rees Williams, M.P., delegated by Parliament to report whether Sarawak wished for cession to the British Crown, 1946 [with typed copy]. 2 Pt.

Bastin, John

MSS. Pac. s. 87. "Western language historical sources in the British Borneo territories," 1962 [prepared for the Department of History, University of Malaya]. [Reprod. from typescript].

Batu Lintang Training College, Kuching

MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 140. 4 newsletters, 1954-55, 1958; Grade 2A and 3A courses [c. 1950-60]. Education Dept., Sarawak, syllabuses for primary schools. 6 pt. [Typescript].

Bedingfield, Norma

MSS., Ind. Ocn. s. 297. Press statements, circulars, and printed pamphlets relating to service as Press Officer in Singapore, 1952-54, and later as Press Officer in North Borneo, 1961-63. 1 box.

Bettison, G.E.

MSS. Pac. s. 56, Sarawak diary, 1939-41. [Typescript].

Bevington, Eric Raymond

MSS. Pac. s. 108. "The economy and development of the State of Brunei," 1955. Typescript. 73ff.

Bewsher, R.A.

MSS. Pac. s. 59, 60. Reports, memoranda, &c, on community development and social welfare in Sarawak and North Borneo, 1947-62. 2 vols.

Boles, J.D.

MSS. Pac. s. 52. "Closer association between the Borneo territories," 1960. [Typescript].

Borneo Mission Association

MSS. Ind. Ocn. r. 20. Photographs of British North Borneo and Sarawak, including mission schools and churches, principal buildings of towns and major settlements, landscapes, diocesan events and portraits of mission staff and native clergy. 345 prints with some negatives; 1914-83 & undated. Handlist available.

MSS. Ind. Ocn. r. 23. Postcards of British North Borneo including views of Jesselton and railway scenes, also uncaptioned snapshots, 1906-09 & undated. 110 prints. Handlist available.

MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 346. "Historical Notes" on the island of Borneo and early mission work compiled by the Revd. William Howell, c. 1928. Typescript. 65 ff. (with original Chinese binder).

Borough-Copley, Geoffrey B.

MSS. Brit Emp. s. 399. Correspondence, estimates, plans, &c. …