'The bush out of my soul: two decades in Western Nigeria': memoirs of Michael C. Atkinson relating to his service as an Administrative Officer, 1939-1959. Typescript.
Memoirs of Michael C. Atkinson
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS.Afr.s.1836
- Dates of Creation1939-1959
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description168 ff.
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Administrative / Biographical History
Michael C. Atkinson (OBE) was born in 1917 and educated at Brighton College, and Worcester College, Oxford. In 1939 he entered the Colonial Administrative Service as a cadet. He was posted to Nigeria where he later held the posts of Administrative Officer, class II, in Western Nigeria (1954); Administrative Officer, class I (1957); and Administrative Officer, staff grade (1957-1959).
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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).
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Listed as no. 1281 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
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