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Hubert Childs (1905-1983) was educated at Oakham School, and University College, Oxford. He was on military service during 1941-1946.
Childs entered the Colonial Administrative Service in 1928 and was posted to Nigeria. In 1946 he was transferred to Sierra Leone where he held the posts of Chief Assistant Colonial Secretary (1946) and Chief Commissioner (1949-1959). He was UK plebiscite administrator for Southern Cameroon between 1960 and 1961, and an Observer at the referendum in Malta in 1964. He was awarded the OBE in 1943 and the CMG in 1951.
Journals of tours of administrative service in Nigeria and Cameroon (1932-1948). Also, reports and papers relating to service in Nigeria (1933-1935), Sierra Leone (1950-1956), and Southern Cameroon (1960-1961).
Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was transferred to the library from Oxford Development Records Project.Access Conditions
Bodleian reader's ticket required.Reproduction Restrictions
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Listed as no. 1313 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Childs | Hubert | 1905-2983 | Colonial Administrator
Plebiscite | Cameroon
Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service
Nigeria | Officials and employees
Cameroon | Officials and employees
Sierra Leone | Officials and employees