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WALLACE, J G (fl 1928-1959)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0101 ICS 111
Held at: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
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Full title: WALLACE, J G (fl 1928-1959)
Date(s): 1928-c1959
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of creator(s): Wallace | J G | fl 1928-1959 | civil servant, Nigeria
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Administrative/Biographical history:

There is little information on JG Wallace, the author of these works, apart from a note of his appointments in the Overseas Civil Service in one of the files. He was assigned to the Northern Region of Nigeria in 1954, and after passing examinations, was appointed as a member of HM Overseas Civil Service in 1956. In that year he was made a Grade III Magistrate and posted to Nasarawa Division, then became an Administrative Officer Class IV in 1957. In 1958 he was posted in charge of Wukari Division, then of Lafia Division. The two works were originally intended as two volumes of one work. However, the volume on legislation was completed more readily than that on Benue Province; therefore Wallace intended to publish it separately. There is no evidence that either work progressed beyond the state in which the drafts and notes were found.


Scope and content/abstract:

Rough draft of a history by J G Wallace of British Law in Northern Nigeria, 1948-1959; research papers and partial drafts of a history of Benue Province, Nigeria, c1959. The latter include copies of works by others, and of official administrative correspondence and reports, c1928-1959.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Papers for the two works have been treated as separate series. The drafts for the history of British Law in Northern Nigeria have been retained in original folders or files for each chapter or group of chapters, and arranged in the intended order according to a plan of the work and a draft contents list. The papers for the history of Benue were in one large bundle and the order within this has been retained, with each folder or item being described as separate components.

Conditions governing access:

Open although advance notice should be given. Access to individual items may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying service is available, at the discretion of the Library staff. Copies are supplied solely for research or private study. Requests to publish, or to quote from original material should be submitted to the Information Resources Manager.

Finding aids:

Catalogued to file level (see link to repository catalogue).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The immediate source of acquisition of the papers by ICS is unknown.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled 2000, revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project, Aug 2001

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Created 17/11/2000 ICS Archives 1, modified 21/11/2000

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