Photograph of the opening session of the House of Chiefs, Nigeria

Scope and Content

Photograph of the opening session of the House of Chiefs under the new constitution of Nigeria, 10 February 1947, with A.G. Eyre as Clerk of the House, far left, front row.

Administrative / Biographical History

Antony G. Eyre was born in 1921 and educated at King's School in Canterbury; and Trinity College, Oxford. He was on military service during 1941 to 1942 (2nd lieutenant).

In 1942 Eyre entered the Colonial Administrative Service as a cadet. He was posted to Nigeria where he later held the post of Clerk to the House of Chiefs (1947). In 1955 he transferred to the Education Service; he was appointed Senior Education Officer in 1958 (-1960).

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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

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Listed as no. 1326 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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