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Collection Level Description: Papers of Hedley Herbert Marshall

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2246
Title: Papers of Hedley Herbert Marshall
Dates of Creation: 20th century
Extent: 1 file

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Hedley Herbert Marshall (b 1909), CMG (1959), QC (Nig.), was educated at Dulwich College and London University, becoming a barrister-at-law, then undertaking military service, 1940-1946 (Major). He became Assistant Administrator-General, Nigeria, 1946, Crown Counsel, 1950, Senior, 1951, Legal Secretary, Northern Region, 1952, Attorney-General, 1954, and Director, Public Prosecution, 1959.

Scope and Content

Papers of Hedley Herbert Marshall, 20th century, relating to legislative suggestions arising from the revision of the laws, 1958-1962, Northern Region of Nigeria.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were transferred to the library by Marshall.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

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


The papers were reviewed and released on 11th April 1994.

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Related Units of Description

Correspondence, drafts, memoranda and notes dealing with a revision of the laws of the Northern Region of Nigeria, 1955-1964; correspondence, judgements and reports on homicide in Northern Nigeria, 1956-1962, as Attorney-General (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1816); intelligence report on Ika, Obong village group, Omuma area, Itu people, Kalabari clan, etc., 1932-1945 (ref. MSS. s. 413); papers relating to the British-Nigeria Association, 1965-1982 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1911). The library also holds a tape and transcript of an interview as Attorney-General, Northern Nigeria, 1954-1962, and as member of the House of Assembly, House of Chiefs and Executive Council, 1951-1962.

Access Points

Marshall | Hedley Herbert | 1909-1982 | Barrister Attorney General Nigeria

Nigeria | History | 1900-1960

Nigeria | Native races

Legislation | Nigeria

Public administration | Nigeria

Agriculture | Nigeria

Taxation | Nigeria

Automobiles | Registration | Nigeria

Criminal procedure | Nigeria

Crime prevention | Nigeria

Press | Nigeria | Law and legislation

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29 February 2012