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Peter Herriott Balmer (OBE) was born in 1921 and educated at the Prince of Wales School in Nairobi; Cheltenham College; and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was on military service during 1941 to 1943 (captain).
Balmer entered the Colonial Administrative Service as a cadet in 1942. He was posted to Nigeria where he later held the posts of Administrative Officer, class II, in the Western Region (1954); Administrative Officer, class I (1957); and Administrative Officer, staff grade (1957-1960). Between 1955 and 1956 Balmer was also Electoral Commissioner.
Memorandum on the effects of self-government in Western Nigeria upon British civil servants (1957), with press cuttings, leave certificates, etc., and a file of Nigerian photographs (1956-1959).
Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.Access Conditions
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Listed as no. 1286 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Balmer | Peter Herriott | b 1921 | Colonial Administrator
Autonomy | Nigeria, Western
Civil service | Nigeria, Western
Great Britain | Colonies | Nigeria, Western
Nigeria, Western | Politics and government
Nigeria | Pictorial works