Correspondence of Hugh Middleton Brice-Smith

Scope and Content

Letters home from Nigeria, 1901-1919, with other miscellaneous correspondence, 1933-1966.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hugh Middleton Brice-Smith was born in 1884 and educated at Pocklington School, and Queen's College, Cambridge. He entered the Colonial Administrative Service and was posted to Nigeria where he held the posts of Assistant Resident, Northern Nigeria (January 1909); District Officer, 2nd class (October 1917); and acting Magistrate (1921 and 1922).

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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).

Other Finding Aids

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Listed as no. 1296 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.