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Collection Level Description: Primary and Secondary Education in Six Selected African Territories

Reference: MSS. Afr. s. 1755
Title: Primary and Secondary Education in Six Selected African Territories
Dates of Creation: [1928-1984]
Extent: 50 boxes
Name of Creator: Oxford Development Records Project

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

This collection is the result of the work of the Oxford Development Records Project relating to education in Africa during the colonial period. From 1978 to 1984 the Project set out to record the experiences and preserve the reminiscences of people who had been involved in education, whether as Colonial Education Officers or as missionaries active in the educational field. An aide-memoire was sent to potential contributors, which they were invited to answer in the form of a memorandum, adding any original papers they were willing to donate. The period mainly covered was from the end of World War Two to independence.

Scope and Content

Memoranda, correspondence, diaries, etc. relating to primary, secondary and teacher education in the Gold Coast/Ghana, Northern Nigeria, Northern Rhodesia/Zambia, Nyasaland/Malawi, Tanganyika/Tanzania and Uganda, [1928-1984].

System of Arrangement

The papers are arranged by territory, then alphabetically by the surname of the contributor.

Administrative Information

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Papers listed in the handlist as "under donor's embargo" may not be quoted from or published without the consent of the donor. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Related Units of Description

Papers relating to higher education in Anglophone tropical Africa, collected by the Oxford Development Records Project, [c1928-c1986] (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1825).

Access Points

Education | Ghana

Education | Zambia

Education | Nigeria

Education | Malawi

Education | Tanzania

Education | Uganda



Component descriptions



MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (31) (Boxes VII-VIII)
Memorandum of Dr. Kathleen Abraham née Burn
Language of material: English
10 files

Dr. Kathleen Abraham (née Burn) was Medical Officer (General Duties), 1957-1960 and Medical Officer attached to schools, 1960-1964, Northern Nigeria.

Service as Medical Officer attached to schools in Northern Nigeria, with related reports and other papers, 1961-1964, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (31) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Abraham | Kathleen | fl. 1957-1964 | medical officer | née Burn

School health services | Nigeria


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (34) (Box IX)
Memorandum of Alfred Richard Allen
Language of material: English
1 box

Alfred Richard Allen was Education Officer, Acting Provincial Education Officer and Senior Education Officer, 1950-1956, Finance Officer, 1956-1958, and Senior Education Officer in charge of the Provincial Secondary School, Sokoto, c1958-1960, Northern Nigeria.

Experiences in the Education Service in Northern Nigeria, with related reports and memoranda, and a thesis on education, [1956]-1964, 1969, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (34) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Allen | Alfred Richard | fl. 1956-1969 | education and finance officer

Education | Nigeria


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (35) (Box X)
Memorandum of Edmund Woods Allen
Language of material: English
1 box

Edmund Woods Allen worked in Northern Nigeria as history master, Zaria Government College, 1947-1950, Principal, Maru Vernacular Teacher Training College, 1950-1954 and Acting Area Inspector of Education, 1954-1956. He served as Provincial Educational Officer, 1956, Principal, Bauchi Teacher Training College, 1957-1959, Area Inspector of Education, 1959-1962 and Inspector of Education, 1962-1963.

Experiences of vernacular education in Northern Nigeria, and related matters, [1960-1964], 1978-1984.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (35) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Allen | Edmund Woods | fl. 1947-1963 | teacher, education officer and inspector of education

Education | Nigeria


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (114) (Box XXXIII)
Memorandum of J.A.C. Blumer
Language of material: English
65 ff., 4 items

J.A.C. Blumer served as Superintendent of Education, Tabora Government School, as well as in Mpwapwa and Mashi, c1928-1946, and as Headmaster, Tabora, 1947-1950, Tanganyika.

Experiences in the Education Service in Tanganyika, with related reports, memoranda and other papers, 1936-1950, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (114) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Blumer | J.A.C. | fl. 1928-1950 | headmaster and superintendent of education

Education | Tanzania


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (117) (Boxes XXXIV-XXXV)
Memoirs of John Cameron
Language of material: English
2 boxes

John Cameron worked as Education Officer, Makerere College, Uganda, 1947, then in Tanganyika as Education Officer, Bigwa, Kidugala and Pasiainsi/Butimba Teacher Training Centres, 1948-1953. He remained in Tanganyika as Education Officer and Senior Education Officer, Mpwapwa Teacher Training Centre, 1953-1957, Senior Executive Officer, Southern Highlands and Tanga, 1958-1960, Acting Assistant Director of Education (African), 1960, Assistant Chief Education Officer, (non-African), 1961-1962, and Assistant Chief Education Officer (Administration and General), 1963-1964.

Experiences in the Education Service in Tanganyika, with related reports, correspondence, minutes, etc., [1949-1968], [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (117) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Cameron | John | fl. 1947-1964 | education officer and administrator

Education | Tanzania


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (42) (Boxes XII-XV)
Papers of John W.V. Chamberlain
Language of material: English
4 boxes

John W.V. Chamberlain worked in Northern Nigeria as Education Officer, c1956-1966, including as Senior Inspector of Primary Schools, c1962, Deputy Chief Inspector of Education, 1963-1965 and Acting Chief Inspector of Education, 1964.

Reports, teaching papers, minutes, syllabi, etc. relating to career in Northern Nigeria, 1956-1966, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (42) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Chamberlain | John W.V. | fl. [1956-1965] | education officer and inspector

Education | Nigeria

Federal Ministry of Education | Nigeria


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (43) (Boxes XVI-XIX)
Papers of Mrs. Margaret Jean Chamberlain née Buckerfield
Language of material: English
4 boxes

Mrs. Margaret Jean Chamberlain worked in Northern Nigeria as Provincial Woman Education Officer, Kabba and Illorin Provinces, 1950-1952, Principal, Women's Training College, Kabba, 1952-1957, and Acting, later Substantive Inspector of Education (Women), 1957-1959. She served as Assistant Director of Education (Women) and Deputy Chief Inspector, Uganda, 1959-1962.

Reports, memoranda, minutes, etc. relating to career in Northern Nigeria, 1950-1964, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (43) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Chamberlain | Margaret Jean | fl. 1950-1962 | Mrs. | education officer, principal and inspector | née Buckerfield

Education | Nigeria

Education | Uganda

Women | Education | Nigeria


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (118) (Boxes XXXVI-XLI)
Memoirs of Sydney H. Clague-Smith
Language of material: English and Swahili
6 boxes

Sydney H. Clague-Smith worked in Tanganyika as Principal, Teacher Training School, Western Province (Moravian Mission), also Education Secretary of the Mission, 1937-1943. He was Education Secretary for Moravian educational work in the Southern Highlands, 1940-1943 and Honorary Secretary of the Education Committee of the Tanganyika Missionary Council, 1942-1952. He served as Secretary to the Kinampanda Alliance Teacher Training Centre, Rungwe, 1947-1952 and Education Secretary General to the Non-Roman Missions of Tanganyika, 1953-1962.

Service as a teacher with the Moravian Mission in Tanganyika, with related correspondence, reports, memoranda, teaching papers, etc., [1928-1968], [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (118) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Clague-Smith | Sydney H. | fl. 1937-1962 | teacher and education administrator

Education | Tanzania

Moravian Church | Education | Tanzania


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (48) (Boxes XX)
Memorandum of John Wheeler Court
Language of material: English
59 ff., 1 item

John Wheeler Court worked in Northern Nigeria as Education Officer at Kaduna College, 1946-1948 and Government College, Zaria, 1949-1950.

Experiences in the Education Service in Northern Nigeria, with related reports and statistics, also photocopy of North Regional Literacy Campaign Handbook (s.l., s.d., 1954), [1946-1963], [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (48) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Court | John Wheeler | fl. 1946-1950 | education officer

Education | Nigeria


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (149) (Box XLVII)
Memorandum of Joan Carliell Cox
Language of material: English
80 ff., 4 items

Joan Carliell Cox worked in Uganda as a Church Missionary Society teacher, including at the Secondary School, Gayaza, Kampala, 1938-1953, and as Headmistress, Gayaza High School, 1953-1972.

Service as a missionary teacher in Uganda, with other papers by Mollie Frances Patterson and Pamela Margaret Goode, and related photographs and articles, 1948-1967, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (149) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Cox | Joan Carliell | fl. 1938-1972 | teacher

Education | Uganda


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (120*) (Box XLIII)
Papers of Dorothy H. Crabbe
Language of material: English
1 box

Dorothy H. Crabbe was wife of John Reginald Crabbe, Lecturer in Mathematics, Makerere College, Uganda, 1939-1950 and Senior Education Officer and Headmaster, Tabora School, Tanganyika, 1951-1963.

Drafts for a textbook on teaching oral English, with texts of broadcast lessons, [1954-1963], [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (120*) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Related Units of Description

Memorandum of John Reginald Crabbe's service in the Ugandan Education Service, 1939-1960 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (150) (Box XLVII).

Access Points

Crabbe | Dorothy H. | fl. 1954-1963 | Mrs. | wife of headmaster of Tabora School, Tanganyika

English language | Study and teaching | Foreign speakers


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (7) (Box I)
Memorandum of Robert Henry F. Dalton
Language of material: English
65 ff.

Robert Henry F. Dalton worked in the Gold Coast/Ghana as latin master, Achimota School, 1951-1952, Education Officer, Gold Coast, 1953-c1956, and Secretary, Institute of Education, University College of Ghana, c1957-1959.

Experiences in the Education Service in the Gold Coast/Ghana, with related memoranda, articles and photographs, [1955-1975], [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (7) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Related Units of Description

Memorandum on experiences in the Education Department of the University College of Ghana, 1957-1960, with notes and teaching papers (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (22) (Box VII)).

Access Points

Dalton | Robert Henry F. | fl. 1951-1959 | teacher, education officer and administrator

Education | Ghana


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (122) (Box XLIV)
Memorandum of William Atherton Dodd
Language of material: English
75 ff.

William Atherton Dodd worked in Tanganyika/Tanzania as Education Officer, Butimba Teacher Training College, 1952-1954 and District Education Officer, Bukoba, Mtwara and Songea, 1954-1958. He served as Education Officer, Department of Education, 1958-1959, District Education Officer, Moshi and Dar-es-Salaam, 1960-1962 and Education Officer (later Senior Education Officer), Department of Education, 1962-1965.

Experiences in the Education Service in Tanganyika/Tanzania, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (122) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Dodd | William Atherton | fl. 1952-1965 | education officer

Education | Tanzania


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (8) (Box II)
Memorandum of Eric W. Earle
Language of material: English
1 box

Eric W. Earle worked in the Gold Coast/Ghana as Education Officer, 1952-1955, Senior Education Officer, 1956-1958 and Principal Education Officer, 1959-1961.

Experiences in the Education Service in the Gold Coast/Ghana, with related teaching papers, reports, memoranda, statistics, etc., 1950-1961, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (8) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Earle | Eric W. | fl. 1952-1961 | education officer

Education | Ghana


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (9) (Box III)
Memorandum of C.T. Eddy
Language of material: English
81 ff.

C.T. Eddy worked in the Gold Coast/Ghana as Supervisor, later General Manager, of the Methodist School System, 1945-1952, Assistant Director, Ministry of Education, 1952-1957 and Principal of Winneba Teacher Training College, 1957-1960.

Experiences in education in the Gold Coast/Ghana, with related letters (some photcopies), notes and memoranda, 1943-1957, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (9) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Eddy | C.T. | fl. 1945-1960 | education administrator

Education | Ghana


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (124) (Box XLIV)
Memorandum of Alfred Emms
Language of material: English
127 ff.

Alfred Emms worked in Tanganyika as Superintendent of Technical Education, later Assistant Director (Technical), 1951-1961.

Experiences in the Education Service in Tanganyika, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (124) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Emms | Alfred | fl. 1951-1961 | superintendent and director of technical education

Technical education | Tanzania


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (154) (Box XLVIII)
Memorandum of John T. Gleave
Language of material: English
372 ff., 2 items

John T. Gleave worked in Uganda as Principal, Government Teacher Training College, Kasawo, 1949-1951, Assistant Director of Education including teacher training, 1953-1957 and Deputy Director of Education, 1958-1961.

Experiences in the Education Service in Uganda, with related reports, teaching papers, examination papers, etc., 1948-1963, [1978-1984] (some photocopies).

Some reports on inspections and on the work of the Education Department, 1959-1963 are closed to access (see handlist for further details).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (154) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Gleave | John T. | fl. 1949-1961 | education administrator and principal

Education | Uganda


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (13) (Box III)
Papers of Lionel Bruce Greaves
Language of material: English
66 ff., 1 item

Lionel Bruce Greaves worked in the Gold Coast as Vice-Principal, Wesley College, Kumasi, 1922-1932 and Supervisor of Methodist Schools, 1932-1937. He served as Educational Adviser to non-Roman Missions in East Africa, 1937-1947 and General Manager of Methodist Schools, 1947-1950.

Notes on service in Methodist schools in the Gold Coast and East Africa, with additional related material, 1940-1956, [1978-1984] (some photocopies).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (13) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Greaves | Lionel Bruce | fl. 1922-1950 | educational administrator and adviser

Methodist Church | Education | Ghana

Methodist Church | Education | Africa, East

Education | Ghana

Education | Africa, East


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (87) (Box XXX)
Memorandum of Clifford H. Green
Language of material: English
55 ff.

Clifford H. Green worked in Zambia as Provincial Education Officer (African), Southern Province, 1947-1949, Northern Province, c1950-1955 and Copperbelt, c1956-1960, then as Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Education, 1961-1965.

Experiences in the Education Service in Northern Rhodesia, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (87) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Green | Clifford H. | fl. 1947-1965 | education officer and administrator

Education | Zambia


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (56) (Box XX)
Memorandum of Mrs. Mary Hargrave
Language of material: English
94 ff.

Mrs. Mary Hargrave worked as headmistress at a Methodist girls' school and Government primary school in the Gambia, 1945-1949. In Nigeria, she served as Woman Education Officer at the Women's Training Centre, Sokoto, 1950-1951, Men's Elementary Training Centre, Bauchi, 1951-1954 and Women's Training Centre, Kano, 1955-c1958, and as Principal, Provincial Girls' School, Kontagora, c1959-1960.

Experiences in the Education Service in Northern Nigeria, with related letters and photographs, [1945-c1960], [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (56) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Hargrave | Mary | fl. 1945-c1960 | Mrs. | head teacher and education officer

Education | Nigeria


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (156) (Box XLIX)
Memorandum of Harry Laity Hudson
Language of material: English
1 box

Harry Laity Hudson worked in Uganda as Education Officer, Eastern Province, 1946-1947 and Mbale District, 1947-1949 (including a period as Provincial Education Officer, Eastern Province), and as Provincial Education Officer, Northern Province, 1950-1954 and Buganda, 1954-1959 (later serving as Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Education, His Highness the Kabaka's Government). He served in Nyasaland as Deputy Director of Education, 1959-1961 and Chief Education Officer, 1961-1964.

Experiences in the Education Service in Uganda and Nyasaland, with related photographs, letters, reports and notes, [1959]-1976, [1978-1984] (some photocopies).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (156) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Hudson | Harry Laity | fl. 1946-1964 | education officer and administrator

Education | Uganda

Education | Malawi


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (17) (Box III)
Memorandum of Noël J. Insley
Language of material: English
3 files

Noël J. Insley worked in the Gold Coast/Ghana as Education Officer, 1950-1960, including as Principal Education Officer, 1957-1960.

Experiences in the Education Service in the Gold Coast/Ghana, with related reports, memoranda and circulars, etc., 1946-1960, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (17) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Insley | Noël J. | fl. 1950-1960 | education officer

Education | Ghana


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (158) (Box L)
Memorandum of Eric Lucas
Language of material: English
75 ff.

Professor Eric Lucas worked at the Alliance High School, Kikuyu, Kenya, 1947 and at the Nyakasura School, Fort Portal, Uganda, 1949-1950. He held the position of Professor of Education, Makerere College, Uganda, 1951-1971.

Service in education in Kenya and Uganda, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (158) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Related Units of Description

Memorandum on experiences in the Education and Biology Departments at Makerere, Uganda, 1951-1971, with related material (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (71) (Box XL)).

Access Points

Lucas | Eric | fl. 1947-1971 | Professor | teacher and professor of education

Education | Kenya

Education | Uganda


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (20) (Box IV)
Memorandum of J.R. Marshall
Language of material: English
169 pp.

J.R. Marshall worked in the Gold Coast as Master, Achimota College, 1928-1945 and Senior Education Officer, later Deputy Director of Education, 1945-1955.

Experiences in the Education Service in the Gold Coast, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (20) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Related Units of Description

Annual reports on Achimota are held in the library's printed collection.

Access Points

Marshall | J.R. | fl. 1928-1955 | teacher, education officer, and administrator

Education | Ghana


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (161) (Box L)
Memorandum and memoirs of Sir Douglas Sinclair Miller
Language of material: English
79 ff.

Sir Douglas Sinclair Miller worked as Superintendent of Native Education, Northern Rhodesia, 1930-1945, and Director of Education, Basutoland, 1945-1948, Nyasaland, 1948-1952, Uganda, 1952-1958 and Kenya, 1958-1959. He was Director of Education and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Kenya, 1959-1960, and Temporary Minister of Education, Kenya, 1960-1961.

Experiences in the Education Service in Northern Rhodesia, Basutoland, Nyasaland, Uganda and Kenya, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (161) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Miller | Douglas Sinclair | fl. 1930-1961 | educational administrator

Education | Zambia

Education | Malawi

Education | Uganda

Education | Kenya

Education | Lesotho


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (64) (Box XXI)
Memorandum of William J. Miller
Language of material: English
114 ff.

William J. MIller worked in Northern Nigeria as Education Officer in Benue and Adamawa Provinces, 1952-1954 and at the Vernacular Teachers' College, Trust Territory, 1954. He served as Education Officer, later Senior Education Officer, Adanawa, Benue, Zaria and Borno Provinces, 1955-1960. He was Principal Education Officer, later at the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, 1960-1968. Between 1968 and 1976 he was Principal Education Officer, Chief Education Officer, Deputy Chief Inspector of Education, and Chief Inspector of Education.

Experiences in the Education Service in Northern Nigeria, with handing-over notes, appointment papers, etc., 1951-1962, [1978-1984] (mainly photocopies).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (64) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Miller | Wiliam J. | fl. 1952-1976 | education officer and inspector

Education | Nigeria


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (65) (Box XXI)
Memorandum of Norman Palmer Morris
Language of material: English
55 ff.

Norman Palmer Morris worked in Nigeria as a lay missionary, Methodist Boys' High School, then Igbobi College, Lagos, 1941-1953. He served as Education Officer, Government College, Keffi, 1954-1960, Acting Principal, Provincial Secondary School, Katsina, 1960 and Education Officer, Provincial Secondary School, Okene, 1961.

Service in education in Nigeria, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (65) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Morris | Norman Palmer | fl. 1941-1961 | missionary, teacher education officer, and administrator

Education | Nigeria


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (130) (Box XLV)
Memorandum of Miss M.F.E. Pelham-Johnson
Language of material: English
1 box

Miss M.F.E. Pelham-Johnson was Assistant Director of Education (Women and Girls), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika, 1939-1959.

Service as Assistant Director of Education (Women and Girls), Tanganyika, with related reports, photographs, etc., [1940-1960], [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (130) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Pelham-Johnson | M.F.E. | fl. 1939-1959 | Miss | Assistant Director of Education, Dar-es-Salaam

Education | Tanzania

Women in education | Tanzania


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (70) (Box XXII)
Memoranda of Kathleen A. Player
Language of material: English
1 box, 1 file

Kathleen A. Player worked in Nigeria as Woman Education Officer at King's College, Lagos, 1945-1949, Cameroons, 1949-1952 and at Enugu, 1952-1954. She served as Principal at Queen Elizabeth School, Ilorin, 1954-1962.

Experiences in the Education Service in Nigeria, with related letters, handing-over notes, reports and photographs, 1954-[1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (70) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Related Units of Description

Correspondence with the Oxford Development Records Project; memorandum on service at King's College, Lagos, with related letters and other papers; memorandum on service in the Cameroons, with handing-over notes; notes on service in Enugu, [1940s-1950s], [1978-1984] (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (79*) (Box XXVIII))

Access Points

Player | Kathleen A. | fl. 1945-1962 | education officer and administrator

Education | Nigeria


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (25) (Boxes V-VI)
Memorandum of E.D. Roberts
Language of material: English
1 box, 1 file, 1 album

E.Dunstan Roberts worked in the Gold Coast as Education Officer, 1947-1948, District Education Officer, Cape Coast, 1948-1949, Provincial Education Officer, Western Province, 1949-1950, Senior Education Officer, 1951, and Acting Assistant Director of Education, later Principal Education Officer, 1952-1955.

Experiences in the Education Service in the Gold Coast, with related letters, memoranda, reports, handing-over notes, teaching papers and photographs, 1945-1956, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (25) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Related Units of Description

Notes of meetings etc. of the Gold Coast Civil Servants' Association, 1953, with related circular letters, memoranda and printed material, 1950-1954, received from E.D. Roberts (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1817).

Access Points

Roberts | E. Dunstan | fl. 1947-[1966] | education officer

Education | Ghana


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (109) (Box XXXII)
Memorandum of I.F.G. Stott
Language of material: English
163 ff.

I.F.G. Stott was a missionary with the Church of Scotland, 1927-1930. He worked in Nyasaland as Superintendent of Education, and Education Officer, Northern Province, 1931-1939, then Education Officer, Central Province, and Acting Principal, Jeanes Training Centre, 1943-1945. He was Provincial Education Officer, Central Province, later Senior Education Officer, 1945-1950, Acting Deputy Director of Education, Zomba, 1951, and Provincial Education Officer and Senior Education Officer, Central and Southern Provinces, 1951-1954.

Experiences in the Education Service in the Nyasaland, with related notes and minutes of meetings, 1931-1939, [1978-1984] (some photocopies).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (109) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Stott | I.F.G. | fl. 1927-1954 | missionary, education officer, and administrator

Education | Malawi


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (140) (Box XLVI)
Memorandum of Peter Stringer
Language of material: English
63 ff., 3 items

Peter Stringer worked in Tanganyika as a Missionary Teacher (Universities' Mission to Central Africa), St. Andrew's College, Minaki, 1954-1958, and as Principal, St. Andrew's Teacher Training College at Mpwapwa, later at Korogwe, 1959-1963.

Service as missionary teacher in Tanganyika, with related letters, articles, notes and other papers, [1952-1963], [1978-1984] (some photocopies).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (140) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Related Units of Description

Papers of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa are held by the library as part of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts collection (ref. SPG Papers).

Access Points

Stringer | Peter | fl. 1954-1963 | missionary teacher and principal

Education | Tanzania

Missions | Educational work | Tanzania


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (98) (Box XXXI)
Memorandum of Peter Stephens Tregear
Language of material: English
72 ff.

Peter Stephens Tregear worked in Northern Rhodesia as Superintendent of Education, and as Education Officer, various provinces, 1932-1949. He was Assistant Director of African Education, 1950-1952 and Director of Education, Sierra Leone, 1952.

Experiences in the Education Service in Northern Rhodesia and Sierra Leone, with related memoranda and reports, [1949-1957], [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (98) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Tregear | Peter Stephens | fl. 1932-1952 | education officer and administrator

Education | Sierra Leone

Education | Zambia


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (79) (Boxes XXIV-XXVII)
Research papers of Mrs. Jean Trevor
Language of material: English
4 boxes

Mrs. Jean Trevor worked in Northern Nigeria as Woman Education Officer, Sokoto Girls' School, 1953-1955.

Research papers on women's education in Northern Nigeria, including draft chapters of a thesis, reports, memoranda, minutes of meetings, correspondence, etc., [1930-1975], [1978-1984] (some photocopies).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (79) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Trevor | Jean | fl. [1953]-1955 | Mrs. | education officer

Education | Nigeria

Women in education | Nigeria


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (101) (Box XXXI)
Memoranda of J. Monica Wareham
Language of material: English
96 ff., 5 items

J. Monica Wareham worked in Northern Rhodesia/Zambia as a missionary educationalist, 1937-1969.

Childhood in Northern Rhodesia and service there as a missionary educationalist (London Mission Society), with reports, letters and college magazines, 1937-1966, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (101) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Wareham | J. Monica | fl. 1937-1969 | missionary educationalist

Education | Zambia

Missions | Educational work | Zambia


MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (170) (Box L)
Memorandum of John Beaumont Whitehead
Language of material: English
52 ff.

John Beaumont Whitehead worked in Somaliland as Education Officer, 1947-1953 and in Uganda as Acting Principal, later Principal, Kyambogo Teacher Training College, 1953-1965.

Experiences in the Education Service in Somaliland and Uganda, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 805 (170) in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Whitehead | John Beaumont | fl. 1947-1965 | education officer and principal

Education | Uganda

Education | Somalia



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