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Memorabilia relating to Nigeria, 1980s-2000

MSS. Afr. s. 2499/3

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  1. typescript book review by Akinyemi of Stepping Stones by Sylvia Leith Ross, a Niger wife and Secretary to the Board of Education in 1927; with manuscript notes on Leith Ross by Joke Coker, former principal of Queen's College, Lagos; copy letter from Leith Ross to Coker, Jan. 1980; 50th anniversary booklet for Queen's College Lagos, 1977, which contains a tribute to Leith Ross
  2. booklet commemorating the lives of Beatrice Ajose, a Niger wife, and her husband, Oladele Ajose, 1988; an obituary for their daughter, Trixie Ajose, who was murdered in 1987; and Barbara Akinyemi's notes on Oladele Ajose, the first Nigerian Medical Officer of Health and her boss when she arrived in Nigeria in 1947
  3. Federal Nigeria, 5.3-4 (1962), containing an article on the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, and a manuscript note by Akinyemi on her husband's experiences with corrupt officials whilst working their, 2000
  4. typescript account of 'Palm Tuesday' by Akinyemi, describing unrest after a contested election in Lagos, n.d.


  • 1980s-2000


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MSS. Afr. s. 2499/3

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