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Collection Level Description: Papers of Neville Barwick

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.2127
Title: Papers of Neville Barwick
Dates of Creation: 1953-1958
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of Creator: Neville Barwick

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Neville Barwick was born in 1916 and educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His career in the Nigerian Administrative Service began in 1948 as a cadet in the Resident's Office, Umuahia, Eastern Region, where he spent two years. From Umuahia he moved to Lagos where he was Assistant Establishment Officer in the Civil Service Commission between 1950 and 1952. Barwick was then posted to Special Duties within the Secretariat, where he took charge of arrangements for the Nigerian representatives at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and for Nigeria's own coronation celebrations. He then spent 3 years as a District Officer in the Aba and Orlu Divisions of the Eastern Region before moving to Enugu where he served briefly as Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Welfare, and Acting Principal Assistant Secretary (Political) until May 1957. His last posting was in Umuahia as Senior District Officer in Charge, equivalent to the position of the former Resident, which he held until his retirement in October 1958.

Scope and Content

Papers, mainly as District Officer, Eastern Region, Nigeria, including annual reports and handing-over notes as well as day-files for Orlu division; arrangements for the coronation, 1953; State of Emergency, Bende Division, 1958.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Neville Barwick in January 1982.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room and a handlist is also available for this collection.

Listed as no. 1287 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994(Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Barwick | Neville | b 1916 | Colonial Administrator

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Colonial administrators | Nigeria, Eastern

Civil service | Nigeria, Eastern | Colonies

Orlu (Nigeria)

Nigeria, Eastern | Officials and employees


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