Northern Nigeria: staff lists and memoirs

Scope and Content

Includes staff lists for Northern Nigeria, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968; maps of North East Nigeria, c1950s-1970s; annual report of the Northern Nigerian Survey, 1956-57; laws of Northern Nigeria, chapter 129, survey, 1963. Memoirs: The Geographical Labourers of Arewa: remembering the Northern Nigerian Survey (introduction and illustrations, edited by Malcolm Anderson, 2004); Nigerian Gypsies [by Joan Butler, 2008]; Where My Caravan Has Rested [by Nora Hunter, 1990].

Administrative / Biographical History

Malcolm Anderson was appointed as a land surveyor with the Government of Northern Nigeria in 1957. He retired from the service when Surveyor-General of Borno State in 1977 and served as Chief Land Surveyor to the Milton Keynes Development Corporation until 1992.

Access Information

Open for research although 24 hours notice should be given.

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Geographical Names