Elizabeth Millicent (Sally) Chilver (b 1914) was educated at Benenden School, Cranbrook and at Somerville College, Oxford University, then worked as a journalist, 1937-1939, temporary civil servant, 1939-1945 and journalist at the Daily News, 1945-1947. She was Principal and Secretary of the Colonial Social Science and Research Council and Colonial Economic Research Committee, Colonial Office, 1948-1957. She held the posts of Director, University of Oxford Institute of Commonwealth Studies, 1957-1961, Senior Research Fellow, University of London Institute of Commonwealth Studies, 1961-1964, Principal, Bedford College, University of London, 1964-1971 and Fellow, 1974. She was a member of the Royal Commission on Medical Education, 1965-1968, a trustee of the British Museum, 1970-1975, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, 1971-1979 and Honorary Fellow, 1979. She was a member of the Governing Body, School of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of London, 1975-1980. She was editor of History of East Africa, Vol. 2 (Oxford; Clarendon Press; 1963-1976).
The Organisation of Social & Economic Research in the British Colonial Territories, text of an Institute of Commonwealth Studies (London) seminar by E.M. Chilver, 7th December 1955.
The papers were donated to the library by E.M. Chilver in February 1996.Access Conditions
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Notes on changes in Bantu land tenure in East Africa, written for the Royal Commission on East Africa, 1955 (ref. MSS. Afr. r. 204); memoranda on land tenure by M.D.W. Jeffreys and F.R. Kay, Bamenda Division, Cameroons Province, 1936, autobiography of Maxwell Gabana Fohtung, prison warder, 1962, paper on witchcraft by Patrick Mbunwe-Smith, 1989, deposited by E.M. Chilver (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 2137). The library also holds German policy in the old Bamenda Division, Cameroon, 1908-1912 by E.M. Chilver, a translation of material in the Buea archives, 1994.
Chilver | Elizabeth Millicent (Sally) | b 1914 | political scientist anthropologist
Social sciences | Research | Great Britain | Colonies
Economics | Research | Great Britain | Colonies