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Papers submitted for publication in Nigeria , 1938-1953


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Many of the papers submitted have emendations by Duckworth and related correspondence.
  1. Fols. 1-9: "A short history of the Eguns" by T. Ola Avoseh, with covering letter and photograph of the author, 14 Dec 1938.
  2. Fols. 10-17: "Transport in Nigeria" by G.V.O. Bulkeley, Director of Transport, with covering letters, 17 May 1939.
  3. Fols. 18-22: "Social Service": extracts from a "Diary of Social Service" kept by Ifako African Church School, Agege, and an article by the headmaster, S.A. Ayamleye, 1 Aug 1939.
  4. Fols. 23-25: "Drawing and painting in Elementary Schools" by A.J.U. Ema, art master, Methodist Boys' High School, Oron, with covering letter from S.W. Smith to Duckworth, 12 Apr 1940.
  5. Fols. 26-29: "How salt came to Bakossi" by P.N. Kome, Kurume N.A. School; also an edited version in typescript with an account of the German occupation and the geography of Bakossi, n.d.
  6. Fols. 30-32: "Birth ceremonies in Otuo" by S.I.M. Lamani, Oye, n.d.
  7. Fols. 33-34: "How girls come of age in Urhobo Land" by John McOnobrakpeya, Church Missionary Society, Owhrode, n.d.
  8. Fols. 35-38: "The Native Method of punishment of criminals in Owerri before the Whiteman came" by Francis O.E.O. Anyadike, Sub-Inspector, Posts and Telegraphs, Lagos, n.d.
  9. Fols. 39-42: "Toys" by D.L.M. Nnachy, art master, Ohafia Schools, n.d.
  10. Fols. 43-46: "Jebba town" by D. Ola Ayodele, United Missionary Society School, Jebba, n.d.
  11. Fols. 47-48: "Iron smelting - Babungo Village" by A.Y. Nimitai, Elementary Training Centre, Kake, n.d.
  12. Fol. 49: Letter from W.H. Large, Posts and Telegraphs, Maiduguri, to Duckworth about an article on Hill Station, Jos, 1 Jul (no year).
  13. Fol. 50: "An Experiment with Brass" by Donald Friend, n.d.
  14. Fol. 51: Letter from G.E.I. Cockin to Duckworth about an article on "The Cashew", 21 May 1940.
  15. Fol. 52: Slip initialled "K.B.F." offering material, n.d.
  16. Fols. 53-55: "No guts!": an article about the Yoruba temperament, unsigned, n.d.
  17. Item 1: "A system worthy of trial by our teacher-training colleges": memorandum by A.O. Ogedengbe on Rural Area Surveys, handwritten in an exercise book, 1 Mar 1941. 16 pages.
  18. Fols. 56-60: "Making things with waste papers" by A.J. Udo-Ema with covering letter, 19 Aug 1949.
  19. Fols. 61-64: Memorandum on the Apapa Wharf extension at Lagos, unsigned, 18 Oct 1950.
  20. Fol. 65: "Shrines and altars": printed plan, 26 May 1951.
  21. Fols. 66-70: "The mysterious Oil Palm" by W.A. Eigbobo, Government Teacher Training College, Abraka, with covering letter and photograph, 29 Aug 1951.
  22. Items 2-3 and fol. 71: "Christmas in Wonderland" by S.A. Akinadewo, Research Assistant, Economic Survey, Owo, handwritten in exercise book, 25 Dec 1951; also leaflet and photograph of the author.
  23. Fols. 72-77: "Abuja photographs": list of 71 items, in Duckworth's hand and typed copy, n.d. [possibly illustrations for The Chronicle of Abuja, see MSS. Afr. s. 1451, box 4, file 4, fol. 83].
  24. Fols. 78-86: "The Holy Apostles Community Aiyetoro": two memoranda, the first by District Officer, Okitipupa Division, the second unsigned, n.d.
  25. Fol. 87: "The care and upkeep of pianos in Nigeria" by G.T. Hole, Treasury Department, n.d.: galley proof.
  26. Fols. 88-96: "A short history of the descendants of Mboe with more details of the Bakossi tribe" by P.N. Kome, n.d.
  27. Fols. 97-99: "Cricketing - a diversion" and the final page of a memorandum on a local survey by A.J. Spicer, Education Officer, with covering letter, 8 and 9 Feb 1952.
  28. Fols. 100-102: Two letters from Raymond Tong to Duckworth about an article on Captain Thomas Wyndham, with illustrations, 23 Feb and 25 Mar 1952.
  29. Fols. 103-105: Correspondence with J. Adekunle Adepoju, Ibadan, about an article on African art, 2 Jun 1952.
  30. Fols. 106-112: Note on Ife and its museum by Miss S.V. Hodgson, Education Officer, n.d.
  31. Fols. 113-114: "Voice out of Africa": publishers advertisement of book by Cecil Northcott, 15 Aug 1952.
  32. Fol. 115: Notes on a fishing community, n.d. [page 3 only]
  33. Fols. 116-119: "West African Diary" by Dorothy Brooks: script of broadcast, including an interview in London with Akeredolu, Nigerian carver, 22 Apr 1953.


  • 1938-1953


1 folder

Language of Materials

  • English


MSS. Afr. s. 1451, box 5, file 5

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom