CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2965
TitleSir John Anderson, colonial administrator: papers
Date1900 - 1914
Extent1 file
Creator NameSir John Anderson (1858-1918); colonial administrator
Administrative HistorySir John Anderson was born at Gartly, Aberdeenshire, in 1858. He graduated M.A. with first-class honours in mathematics from Aberdeen University then began a period of legal study at the Inns of Court in London. After this he rapidly progressed through the ranks of colonial administration, first as a private secretary, then as Permanent Secretary at the Colonial Office, London. He later held the office of the governor of the Straits Settlements (1904-1911) and governor and commander-in-chief of Ceylon (1916-1918). In this last office he was charged with re-establishing civil society after a period of riots and military rule in 1915. He died suddenly in Ceylon in 1918.
DescriptionMostly addresses presented to Sir John Anderson while governor of Ceylon and commissioner of Malaya.
Access StatusOpen
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