Sir Geoffrey Miles Clifford (1897-1986) entered the Colonial Administrative Service in Nigeria, 1921, rising to the post of Principal Assistant Secretary by 1938. He was seconded as Colonial Secretary, Gilbraltar, 1942-1944, then returned to Nigeria as Senior Resident, 1944. He served as chairman of the Salaries Commission, Cyprus, 1945, attached C.O., 1946, and Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Falkland Islands, 1946-1954. He was a member of various organisations, including the British National Committee on Antarctic Research, the Mental Health Research Fund and the St. Paul's Cathedral Research Council, and Chairman of the United Nigeria Group (Biafran War) and the Nigerian Electricity Supply Co. Ltd.. He was awarded the KBE, CMG, ED and the Médaille de la Résistance Française avec Rosette. He was married twice, first to Ivy Dorothy Eland in 1920, and secondly to Mary Turner.
Papers relating to service in Nigeria, Gibraltar, Cyprus, as Governor of the Falkland Islands, and as Chairman of the United Nigeria Group (Biafran War) and the Nigerian Electricity Supply Co. Ltd., 1930-1978.
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Listed as no. 574 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).Related Units of Description
Tapes and transcript of interview relating to Nigeria, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands, 1921-1954 (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 420); papers relating to interests in Antarctic, Arctic and Falkland Island research and expeditions, 1953-1978, held by the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge.
Clifford | Geoffrey Miles | 1897-1986 | Sir | Knight and colonial administrator
Great Britain | Colonies | Administration
Falkland Islands | History | 20th century
Gibraltar | History | 20th century
Nigeria | History | 20th century
Nigeria | History | Civil War, 1967-1970
Biafran Conflict, 1967-1970
Business enterprises | Nigeria | History | 20th century
Cyprus | History | British rule, 1878-1960
Nigerian Electricity Supply Co. Ltd.