Stanley Milburn was born in 1903 and educated at Liverpool Institute, and University College, Oxford. His career in Africa began in 1926 when he was appointed to the post of Superintendent of Education in Nigeria. In 1936, he transferred to Sierra Leone where, in addition to his role as Senior Education Officer, he was a member of the Rural Areas Council, Chief Censor, and Information Officer. Milburn returned to Nigeria in 1944 where he was appointed Chief Inspector of Education, Eastern Province, and Deputy Director of Education, Western Province, in 1946.
Papers on education, native customs, folklore, history and secret societies in Nigeria and Sierra Leone, including sketches, photographs, articles and notes, 1926-1950. Also, transcripts of diaries of George Ross, Superintendent of Maroons in Sierra Leone, 1800-1801, and extracts from the diary of John Clarkson, [Royal Navy], 1791-1792.
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Listed as no. 1369 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Milburn | Stanley | b 1903 | Education Officer Colonial Service
Ross | George | fl 1800-1801 | Superintendent of Maroons in Sierra Leone
John Clarkson | John | fl 1791-1792 | sailor
Sierra Leone | Description and travel
Sierra Leone | Social life and customs
Sierra Leone | Officials and employees
Nigeria | Description and travel
Nigeria | Social life and customs
Nigeria | Officials and employees