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Collection Level Description: Papers of Francis Dennis Hibbert relating to Nigeria and Nigerian schools

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1960
Title: Papers of Francis Dennis Hibbert relating to Nigeria and Nigerian schools
Dates of Creation: [ca. 1973]
Extent: 17 ff.
Name of Creator: Francis Dennis Hibbert

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Francis Dennis Hibbert (1906-1975) was educated at Denstone College; Bloxham School; and St John's College, Cambridge.

In 1929 he joined the Education Department in Nigeria as Superintendent of Education. During the Second World War he served with the Nigeria Regiment (1940-1945); he rejoined the Education Department in Nigeria in 1946.

During the 1950s, Hibbert worked in the Northern Region of Nigeria where he held the posts of Chief Education Officer (1951), Deputy Director of Education (1952) and Chairman of the Northern Nigerian Public Service Commission (November 1954-October 1958). In 1962 he was appointed as Minister of Overseas Development (1962-1969).

Hibbert was awarded the Efficiency Decoration in 1946 and the CMG in 1958.

Scope and Content

Articles and lectures on schools in Nigeria, and on Nigeria in general, as a former Education Officer. Typescript.

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Listed as no. 1343 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Hibbert | Francis Dennis | 1906-1975 | Colonial Administrator

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Colonial administrators | Africa

Education | Nigeria

Nigeria | Description and travel


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