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Collection Level Description: Papers of B.L. Jacobs

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2227
Title: Papers of B.L. Jacobs
Dates of Creation: 1955-1958
Extent: 4 folders

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

B.L. Jacobs (b 1918) was educated at Mercers' School, served in the military, 1939-1946, gaining the rank of Major. He took a post as an administrative cadet, Uganda, 1947, assistant district officer, 1949, district officer, 1954, district commissioner, 1955 and senior district officer, 1961. He was on the staff at Makerere University College, 1961-1965. After his retirement, he was appointed administrative training expert, Basutoland, 1965.

Scope and Content

Annual reports as district commissioner for Lango District, Northern Province, Uganda, 1955-1958.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by B.L. (Jake) Jacobs on 22nd May 1997.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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Related Units of Description

Memorandum on service, 1947-1965, in Uganda (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 478 (14)).

Access Points

Jacobs | B.L. | fl 1918-1997 | colonial officer

Great Britain | Colonies | Uganda | Administration

Uganda | History | 1890-1962

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23 February 2012