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Indirect Rule - retrospective, 1920-1928

MSS. Lugard 59

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  1. File 1, fol. 1 and item 1: Gazetteer of Kontagora Province, 1920.
  2. File 2, fols. 1-33: Extracts from West Africa reporting on the appeal from the Supreme Court of Nigeria (Southern Province) to the Privy Council by Amodu Tijani over land rights in Nigeria and the claims of the Crown, 1921.
  3. File 3, fols. 1-4: Report in The Times on the trade in oils by Lever Brothers Ltd. for 1923, and a Proposed Scheme for financial assistance on the part of the Nigerian Government to Palm Oil Factories, with Lugard's notes on other products, 1924.
  4. File 4, fols. 1-25: Extract from the Report by the Hon. W.G.A. Ormsby-Gore on his visit to West Africa during the year 1926, 1926.
  5. File 5, fols. 1-3: Circular issued by the Secretary, Northern Provinces, reminding officers of the importance of always using representatives of the emirs to transmit offical advice or instructions to officials employed by the Native Administrations, 1928.
  6. File 6, fols. 1-22: Memorandum by Gordon Lethem, Acting Secretary for Native Affairs, on "The Supreme Court and its relation to Native Policy", with covering observations by the Governor, 1928.
  7. File 7, fols. 1-5: Trade figures for 1900 and 1927 sent to Lugard by the Colonial Office at his request for revision of The Dual Mandate, 1928.
  8. File 8, fols. 1-5: Despatch, 1928, from L.S. Amery, Secretary of State, to the Governor of Nigeria, upholding the principles of land policy as laid down in 1900.
  9. File 9, fols. 1-16: Fragments of despatches issued by Palmer relating to staff in Nigeria, the use of uncodified and unwritten laws in the courts and proposed changes in administration, [c.1928].


  • 1920-1928


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MSS. Lugard 59

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