Anecdotes about colonial life in Nigeria collected by Michael C. Atkinson
Humorous anecdotes and tales of colonial life in Nigeria, ca.1910-1950, collected and edited by M.C. Atkinson. Typescript.
- Creation: [ca. 1910-1950]
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.2065].
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 508
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. 1282 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Handed to Rhodes house, November 1983
- Anecdotes about colonial life in Nigeria collected by Michael C. Atkinson
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