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Collection Level Description: Papers of Herbert Collingwood A. Bryant

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Brit.Emp.s.448
Title: Papers of Herbert Collingwood A. Bryant
Dates of Creation: 1935-1951
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: Herbert Collingwood A. Bryant

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Herbert Collingwood A. Bryant, OBE (1953), was born in 1908 and educated at Bishop's Stortford College; and Queen's College, Oxford.

In 1931 he entered the Colonial Administrative as a cadet. He was posted to Nigeria where he later held the posts of Assistant District Officer (1934) and District Officer (1941). Bryant was 1st Assistant Secretary to the Western Pacific High Commission in 1948, and acting High Commissioner for periods during 1950 and 1952.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, etc., relating to Colonial Administrative Service in Nigeria and the Cameroons (1935-1945); and in the Western Pacific High Commission (1946-1951), including notes on the history, customs, commerce and development of the Western Pacific High Commission territories.

Administrative Information

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.

Listed as no. 1305 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Bryant | Herbert Collingwood A | b 1908 | Colonial Administrator

Colonial administrators | Africa

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Great Britain | High Commission for Western Pacific Islands

Nigeria | Officials and employees

Cameroon | Officials and employees


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