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Collection Level Description: Papers of D. Anthony T. Thain

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1871
Title: Papers of D. Anthony T. Thain
Dates of Creation: 1949-1962
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: D. Anthony T. Thain

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

D. Anthony T. Thain, MBE (1963), was born in 1921 and educated at Nether Edge Grammar School in Sheffield; Latymer Upper School; and King's College, Cambridge. He was on military service during 1940 to 1945 (attaining the rank of captain) and in 1949 entered the Colonial Administrative Service in Northern Nigeria.

Scope and Content

Reports, memoranda, texts of speeches, lecture notes, etc., relating to service as a District Officer in Northern Nigeria and as lecturer at the Institute of Administration, Local Government Wing, Zaria, 1949-1962.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

Further Information

Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room and a handlist is also available for this collection.

Listed as no. 1412 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Thain | D Anthony T | b 1921 | Colonial Administrator

Colonial administrators | Nigeria, Northern

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Institute of Administration (Zaria)

Nigeria, Northern | Officials and employees

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31 January 2012