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Collection name. Oliver, Peter Roderick, Lieutenant-Colonel

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Correspondence, diaries, literary papers, and photographs, of Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Roderick Oliver, 1921-1944, together with diaries and miscellaneous papers of his mother, Elizabeth Oliver, wife of Major Edward Oliver, Veterinary Advisor to the Indian government, 1905-1946, undated.

Identifier: MSS.24656-24720
Scope and Contents Peter Oliver served with Coke's Rifles during the Second World War until his death on active service in Burma in 1945. Included here are papers relating to his army career. However, he is better known as a mountaineer, and particularly as a member of two unsuccessful Everest expeditions in 1936 and 1938. Climbing regularly in the Himalayas and to a lesser extent in the Alps during the 1930s, Oliver's papers are noteworthy for his detailed climbing journals, his articles on mountaineering,...
Dates: 1905-1946, undated.