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Collection Level Description: Papers of Robert Hepburn Wright

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 515
Title: Papers of Robert Hepburn Wright
Dates of Creation: [1936-1964]
Extent: 5 boxes

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Robert Hepburn Wright (b 1913) started work as a cadet, Nigeria, 1936, as an assistant district officer, 1939 and assistant principal, Colonial Office (on secondment), 1942. He served as an administrative officer, Cyprus (on secondment), 1942-1943 and saw active service with the R.A.F. in Southern Rhodesia and Britain, 1943-1946. He took a post as assistant district officer, northern Nigeria, 1946, district officer, 1946 and education officer, northern Nigeria, 1948-1952.

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Personal finances as education officer in Bauchi and Kaduna, Nigeria, c1930-1960 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1609).

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Wright | Robert Hepburn | b 1913 | colonial officer

Great Britain | Colonies | Nigeria | Administration

Great Britain. Colonial Office | Biography

Great Britain | Colonies | Cyprus | Administration

Sahara | Description and travel

World War, 1939-1945 | Zimbabwe

World War, 1939-1945 | Great Britain

World War, 1939-1945 | Middle East

Education | Nigeria | History


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