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Papers of Peter H. Balmer relating to self-government in Western Nigeria

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Memorandum on the effects of self-government in Western Nigeria upon British civil servants (1957), with press cuttings, leave certificates, etc., and a file of Nigerian photographs (1956-1959).


  • 1956-1959


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Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 581

Biographical / Historical

Peter Herriott Balmer (OBE) was born in 1921 and educated at the Prince of Wales School in Nairobi; Cheltenham College; and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was on military service during 1941 to 1943 (captain).

Balmer entered the Colonial Administrative Service as a cadet in 1942. He was posted to Nigeria where he later held the posts of Administrative Officer, class II, in the Western Region (1954); Administrative Officer, class I (1957); and Administrative Officer, staff grade (1957-1960). Between 1955 and 1956 Balmer was also Electoral Commissioner.

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Listed as no. 1286 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.
Papers of Peter H. Balmer relating to self-government in Western Nigeria
Marion Lowman
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