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Collection Level Description: Anecdotes about colonial life in Nigeria collected by Michael C. Atkinson

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.2065
Title: Anecdotes about colonial life in Nigeria collected by Michael C. Atkinson
Dates of Creation: [ca. 1910-1950]
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of Creator: Michael C. Atkinson

Language of Material: eng

Administrative/Biographical History

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).

Scope and Content

Humorous anecdotes and tales of colonial life in Nigeria, ca.1910-1950, collected and edited by M.C. Atkinson. Typescript.

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Listed as no. 1282 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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Atkinson | Michael C | b 1917 | Colonial Administrator

Colonial administrators | Nigeria

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Nigeria | Officials and employees

Great Britain | Colonies | Nigeria | Anecdotes

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