Annual Departmental Reports relating to Nigeria and British Cameroons, 1887-1962

Annual Departmental Reports relating to Nigeria and British Cameroons, 1887-1962

Annual Departmental Reports relating to Nigeria and British Cameroons, 1887-1962

The Annual Departmental Reports relating to Nigeria and British Cameroons are a complementary collection to the earlier British Online Archives publication of Nigerian Blue Books which can be found here. For the purpose of organisation, the departmental reports have been divided between ten headings: Administration, Finance, Judicial and Police, Natural Resources, Social Services, Transport and Public Works, Communications and Post Office Savings, Commerce, Miscellaneous, and reports relating to the British Cameroons. Within each section, departmental series have been organised in chronological order, prefaced by selected extraordinary reports and sessional papers of particular relevance, and followed by related sub-collections.

The coverage of these reports changed as political conditions dictated, commencing with coverage of the Colony and Protectorate of Lagos in 1887. In 1906 Lagos was united with the Protectorate of Southern Nigeria to become the Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria. The next administrative upheaval would occur in 1914, when the Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria was amalgamated with the British Protectorate of Northern Nigeria, to form the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria. The organisation of the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria into provinces commenced in 1937; however, some departments were not subject to this change until the introduction of the 'MacPherson Constitution' of 1951.

Further information on the history of Nigeria and of these reports in relation to it can be found in the guide to the microfilm edition, of which this collection is a digital copy.

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Administration, 1899-1960

Administration, 1899-1960

The administrative reports were intended primarily for the information of the Governor and for limited distribution within the Nigerian Colonial Service and H.M. Government. The reporting units of the Nigerian Colony...

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Finance, 1904-1960

Finance, 1904-1960

Audits, Estimates and other financial reports provide a wealth of quantifiable information and statistics on the allocation of resources by and within the Colonial Government. In addition to central and regional...

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Judicial and Police, 1899-1960

Judicial and Police, 1899-1960

The maintenance of 'law and order' was regarded by the colonial government of Nigeria to be one of its principal functions. On 1st April 1930, the Police Forces of the Northern...

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Natural Resources, 1887-1960

Natural Resources, 1887-1960

Natural Resources, as a category, contains a clear emphasis upon Agriculture, Forestry, and the Geological Survey. Within these areas, highlights include agricultural research and reports on land tenure.

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Social Services, 1893-1960

Social Services, 1893-1960

Within Social Services, the emphasis falls upon education, medical services, and service development. Within these areas, highlights include Henry Carr's Special Report on the Schools of Southern Nigeria, the Ten Year...

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Transport And Public Works, 1900-1960

Transport And Public Works, 1900-1960

These reports focus upon collieries and the railway, whilst also covering inland waterways, the harbor and aviation. Papers with regard to Public Works include those upon engineering and electricity.

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Communications And Post Office Savings, 1904-1960

Communications And Post Office Savings, 1904-1960

While the Post Office did process telegraphs, in addition to post; these reports also encompass publications upon printing from 1907 until 1960. The Treasury Savings Bank was transferred to the Postal...

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Commerce, 1899-1960

Commerce, 1899-1960

Commencing with reports on Trade and Customs, the conclusion of World War Two saw the introduction of reports upon specific industries including cocoa, cotton and groundnuts; these reports would be replaced...

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Miscellaneous, 1900-1962

Miscellaneous, 1900-1962

The staff lists, covering from 1905 until 1960, are the most significant feature of this grouping by far. Other reports cover the armed forces, archives, antiquities, broadcasting, meteorological observations, the Public...

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British Cameroons, 1920-1961

British Cameroons, 1920-1961

Commencing in 1920, 'Reports on the British Sphere of the Cameroons' and 'Southern Cameroons' Gazettes' form the majority of this publication. The remaining items consist of reports upon: the accounts,...

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