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Diary of Jean I.C.B. Austin

Extracts from diary, detailing experiences as a sixteen year-old in Cameroon and Nigeria, 1947.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2320
Extents: 3 ff., 1 folder
Dates: 1947
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Journal of a Rhodesian Pioneer; papers of the Manson Family

Journal of an unnnamed British pioneer's experiences in Mashonaland, Rhodesia, 1st August-8th November 1891; sketch of a boy feeding a bird, by Henry Justice Ford; letters, mainly to Mrs. Manson from her three sons, Ken, Will and Jack, 1906-1914; Manson family photographs, c1900, with later pictures taken by Will Manson on the Nile.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2247
Extents: 3 folders
Dates: 1891-1914
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Memoirs of Captain H.J.C. Leland

Three volumes of memoirs, typed from his own note-book and diaries, and partly compiled from his correspondence. Travels in West and West Central Africa, January 1897-April 1898 while serving in the Gold Coast Constabulary, with copies of letters and papers relating to the period in an appendix at the back of the volume African travels, November 1898-November 1899 Description…
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2221
Extents: 1 box
Dates: 20th century
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Memoirs of Wilfred J. Plumbe

Typescript memoirs, c1985, entitled African Morning: Adventures in Nigeria & Sudan.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2275
Extents: 249 pp.
Dates: c1985
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Papers of Alex J. Braham

A Pictorial Episode in the Life of Alex J. Braham, 1898-1902, with two contrasts, an album of photographs, descriptions and ephemeral items, compiled by Braham; with typed transcript of text.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2288
Extents: 1 volume (50 photographs), 20 ff.
Dates: c1902
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Papers of Alexander David N. Bain

Reports and memoranda on water supply, as geologist in Nigeria (1931-1938); extracts from informal diary (1923-1929, 1939-1940); letters home (1926-1938); maps of Nigeria; letters from Bain's wife, Rena (1931-1937).
Shelfmark: MSS.Afr.s.1152
Extents: 1 box
Dates: 1923-1940
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Papers of F.N. Ashley

Photograph album, Ogoja Province, southern Nigeria; sketches; watercolour of Divisional Officer's house, Ikotikpene, 1918; photograph of Ashley, 1934; photograph of disembarkation of a colonial governor and members of his staff, uncaptioned.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2214
Extents: 1 folder
Dates: 20th century
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Papers of Francis David Kennard Williams

Typescript copy of journal relating to tour of duty in Nigeria, August 1945-January 1946, with curriculum vitae.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2284
Extents: 1 file
Dates: 1945-1946
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Papers of Francis Dennis Hibbert relating to Nigeria and Nigerian schools

Articles and lectures on schools in Nigeria, and on Nigeria in general, as a former Education Officer. Typescript.
Shelfmark: MSS.Afr.s.1960
Extents: 17 Leaves
Dates: [ca. 1973]
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Papers of James Douglas Walker, 1952-1976

Correspondence, memoranda, etc. relating to service with the railways of Nigeria, Zambia and North Borneo, 1952-1976, with 95 photographs.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 1875
Extents: 1 box
Dates: 1952-1976
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Papers of Stanley Milburn relating to society in Nigeria and Sierra Leone

Papers on education, native customs, folklore, history and secret societies in Nigeria and Sierra Leone, including sketches, photographs, articles and notes, 1926-1950. Also, transcripts of diaries of George Ross, Superintendent of Maroons in Sierra Leone, 1800-1801, and extracts from the diary of John Clarkson, [Royal Navy], 1791-1792.
Shelfmark: MSS.Afr.s.1628
Extents: 1 box
Dates: 1791-1801, 1926-1950
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Papers relating to Sarah Knighton

Account of Sarah Knighton's voyage to West Africa and subsequent service as a nurse in Nigeria, 1900-1901, written by her father, Thomas Knighton, with two photographs; letter from Hugh Knighton to John Rabett, 1955, discussing the document.
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2242
Extents: 9 ff., 2 prints
Dates: 1900-1901, 1955
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Photocopied Typescript by Lady Janet Grace Rankine

Photocopy of a typescript account by Lady Rankine of Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Western Nigeria in February 1956.
Shelfmark: MSS.Afr.s.2281
Extents: 15 ff.
Dates: 1989 (photocopy of an original dated 1956)

Photographs and paintings by Olive and Charles L. Temple

MSS. Afr. s. 2000 Photographs taken in Chad, Cameroon, French Equatorial Africa, northern Nigeria and Tenerife, [c1910-1913], including of the journey made by Olive MacLeod and Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Talbot, Nov. 1910-Jan. 1911, through the Territoire Militaire du Tchad; sketches and paintings of northern Nigeria, by Charles Temple, [c1913-1918]. MSS.…
Extents: 9 volumes, 9 files
Dates: [c1910-1918]
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Reminiscences of Diana Bridges

"Black and white notes": reminiscences of life as the wife of a member of the Nigerian Colonial Service, 1927-1949. Typescript, 1978.
Shelfmark: MSS.Afr.s.1634
Extents: 100 ff.
Dates: 1978
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Transcript of an interview with Lady Violet Grace Bourdillon

Transcript of an interview with Lady Violet Grace Bourdillon on life in India, Iraq, Ceylon, Uganda, Nigeria, 1908-1940.
Shelfmark: MSS.Brit.Emp.s.475
Extents: 38 ff.
Dates: 1908-1940

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Indexed names
Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service 2
Ashley | Francis Noel | 1884-1976 | Colonial Administrator 1
Austin | Jean I.C.B. | fl 1947 1
Bain | Alexander David Neal | fl 1926-1940 | Geologist 1
Bain | Rena | fl 1926-1940 | wife of geologist Alexander Bain 1
Bourdillon | Violet Grace | 1886-1979 | nee Billinghurst, wife of Sir Bernard Henry Bourdillon 1
Braham | Alex J. | fl 1898-1902 | colonial company agent 1
Bridges | Diana | fl 1927-1949 | wife of a member of the Nigerian Colonial Service 1
Hibbert | Francis Dennis | 1906-1975 | Colonial Administrator 1
John Clarkson | John | fl 1791-1792 | sailor 1
Knighton | Sarah | fl 1900-1901 | colonial nurse 1
Leland | Herbert John Collett | 1873-1931 | soldier inspector in the Gold Coast Constabulary 1
Manson | Ken | fl 1913-1914 | medical officer, Nigeria 1
Manson | Will | fl 1906-1908 | river carrier, Sudan 1
Manson | family | Arnewood House 1
Milburn | Stanley | b 1903 | Education Officer Colonial Service 1
Plumbe | Wilfred John | fl 1952-c1995 | librarian 1
Rankine | Janet Grace | d 1976 | nee Austin | wife of Sir John Dalzell Rankine 1
Rankine | Sir | John Dalzell | 1907-1987 | Knight | Colonial Administrator 1
Ross | George | fl 1800-1801 | Superintendent of Maroons in Sierra Leone 1