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Collection Level Description: Memoirs of John Brayne-Baker

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1926
Title: Memoirs of John Brayne-Baker
Dates of Creation: 1928-1956
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: John Brayne-Baker

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

John Brayne-Baker, CMG (1957), was born on the 13 August 1905. He was educated at Marlborough College, and Worcester College, Oxford.

In 1928 he entered the Colonial Administrative Service as a cadet. He was posted to Nigeria where he held the posts of Assistant District Officer (1928), District Officer (1938), Senior District Officer (1948), and Resident (1953). In 1954 he became Senior Resident and Deputy Commissioner of the Cameroons, a post he held until his retirement from the Service in 1956.

After retirement from the Service, Brayne-Baker served as a Member of Tiverton Rural District Council (1959-1974) and Tiverton District Council (1973-1976). He died on the 10 January 1997.

Scope and Content

Memoirs and text of talks on experiences in the Colonial Administrative Service in Nigeria and the British Cameroons, 1928-1956.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited with the library via the Oxford Colonial Archives Project.

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.

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1295 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Brayne-Baker | John | 1905-1997 | Colonial Administrator


Colonial administrators | Nigeria

Colonial administrators | Cameroon

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Nigeria | Officials and employees

Cameroon | Officials and employees

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