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).
"The bush out of my soul: two decades in Western Nigeria": memoirs of Michael C. Atkinson relating to his service as an Administrative Officer, 1939-1959. Typescript.
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Listed as no. 1281 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Atkinson | Michael C | b 1917 | Colonial Administrator
Colonial administrators | Nigeria | Autobiographies
Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service
Nigeria | Officials and employees