Memoirs of Michael C. Atkinson
"The bush out of my soul: two decades in Western Nigeria": memoirs of Michael C. Atkinson relating to his service as an Administrative Officer, 1939-1959. Typescript.
- Creation: 1939-1959
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.1836].
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 507
Biographical / Historical
Michael C. Atkinson (OBE) was born in 1917 and educated at Brighton College, and Worcester College, Oxford. In 1939 he entered the Colonial Administrative Service as a cadet. He was posted to Nigeria where he later held the posts of Administrative Officer, class II, in Western Nigeria (1954); Administrative Officer, class I (1957); and Administrative Officer, staff grade (1957-1959).
Other Finding Aids
The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.
Listed as no. 1281 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.
- Memoirs of Michael C. Atkinson
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