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Papers of James Stewart Smith

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Smith's autobiography of service as an Administrative Officer in Cameroon and Eastern Nigeria (1924-1955) entitled "The Last Time", with related reports, papers and letters home.

Dates

  • 1924-1955

Extent

2 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.1986].
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MSS.Afr.s.1986

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 4248

Biographical / Historical

James Stewart Smith, CMG (1955), was born on the 15 August 1900 and educated at Marlborough College, and King's College, Cambridge. He joined the Nigerian Administrative Service in 1924 and subsequently served as Senior District Officer (1943), Resident (1945) and Senior Resident (1951). He was awarded the Papal Order of Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great in 1953. Smith died on the 13 February 1987. Compiled with reference to Who Was Who(volume VIII) and A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).

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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1406 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated.
Title
Papers of James Stewart Smith
Status
Completed
Author
Marion Lowman
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom