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Memoirs of John Brayne-Baker

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Memoirs and text of talks on experiences in the Colonial Administrative Service in Nigeria and the British Cameroons, 1928-1956.


  • Creation: 1928-1956


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.1926].

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Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 899

Biographical / Historical

John Brayne-Baker, CMG (1957), was born on the 13 August 1905. He was educated at Marlborough College, and Worcester College, Oxford.

In 1928 he entered the Colonial Administrative Service as a cadet. He was posted to Nigeria where he held the posts of Assistant District Officer (1928), District Officer (1938), Senior District Officer (1948), and Resident (1953). In 1954 he became Senior Resident and Deputy Commissioner of the Cameroons, a post he held until his retirement from the Service in 1956.

After retirement from the Service, Brayne-Baker served as a Member of Tiverton Rural District Council (1959-1974) and Tiverton District Council (1973-1976). He died on the 10 January 1997.

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Listed as no. 1295 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited with the library via the Oxford Colonial Archives Project.

Memoirs of John Brayne-Baker
Marion Lowman
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom