History of Nigeria bookshops
||History of Nigeria bookshops
(former reference: MSS 43 V)
||Thomas, Harold Beken, 1888-1971
|Extent and Medium
||1 envelope; paper; Typewritten
||Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
|Content and context|
Harold Beken Thomas (1888-1971) entered the Colonial Service in 1911 as a cadet in the Land and Survey Department in Uganda. He spent nearly thirty years in Uganda, retiring as Director of Surveys in 1940. During this time, he developed an extensive knowledge of Uganda and an interest in East Africa in general. He contributed articles, notes and reviews to the 'Uganda journal', mainly on historical subjects, and also provided editorial assistance. He was a leading figure in the Royal Commonwealth Society's development of a 'Dictionary of East African biography', in which he cooperated with his old friend Sir John Gray. Thomas served as Vice President of the Uganda Society and of the Church Missionary Society. He died on 12 August 1971.
Notes and extracts collected by Thomas concerning the history and administration of the Nigeria Bookshops of the Church Missionary Society, with related papers.
Received as a bequest of H.B. Thomas, 1971.
Access and Use|
Please cite as Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library, History of Nigeria bookshops, RCMS 144
The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes papers of H.B. Thomas, RCMS 150.
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 89. Indexed
This collection level description was created by RAS.
|Church Missionary Society|
|Thomas, Harold Beken (1888-1971) colonial administrator and historian|
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