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Papers of John Bart Shearer

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MSS. Afr. s. 2274

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Papers relating to service on the Commission appointed to enquire into the fears of minorities and the means of allaying them, Nigeria, Henry Willink - chairman, 1958.


  • 1958


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MSS. Afr. s. 2274

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CMD ID 4175

Biographical / Historical

John Bart Shearer (1904-1962) joined the Indian Civil Service in 1929 and was posted to the Punjab. He became Under-Secretary to the Government of India Finance Department in 1933 and Deputy Secretary, 1935. His postings thereafter included Commissioner of Income Tax, 1939, member of the Central Board of Revenue, Government of Pakistan, 1947, Manager for Greece, Ionian Bank Ltd., 1950-1957, and member of the Nigerian Minorities Commission, 1957-1958. Awarded the OBE in 1944, CIE in 1947 and CMG in 1952, he married Ann Edith Dunnett in 1946.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Ann Shearer in January 1996.
Papers of John Bart Shearer
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

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