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Collection Level Description: Letters from Anthony Arthur Shillingford, with related papers

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1932
Title: Letters from Anthony Arthur Shillingford, with related papers
Dates of Creation: 1924-1964
Extent: 22 boxes
Name of Creator: Anthony Arthur Shillingford

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Anthony Arthur Shillingford, CBE (1957), was born in 1903. He was educated at Dulwich College, and Worcester College, Oxford. His career with the Colonial Service in Nigeria began in 1926 when he was appointed to the post of education officer; he was promoted to senior education officer in 1938. Shillingford became chief inspector of education in 1952, director of education for the Northern Region in 1953, and chief federal advisor on education for the Federation of Nigeria in 1957.

Scope and Content

Letters from Shillingford written home to his wife from Northern Nigeria, as an education officer, with related papers.

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

Listed as no. 1402 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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Shillingford | Anthony Arthur | b 1903 | Education Officer Nigeria

Education | Nigeria

Great Britain | Colonies | Nigeria

Nigeria | Officials and employees


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