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Preliminary Inventory to the George D. Jenkins Papers, 1897-1970
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Box 1-32.

Southern Nigeria defenders. Notes from 1952 and 1961 regarding Ibadan

 

Daily service. Notes, 1954-1962

 

Nicholson. Newspaper clippings and a few notes regarding Nicholson inquiry

 

Obisesan. Correspondence, 1911-1954 (35 pages); transcripts of speeches to Western House; notes regarding land disputes; notes for extensive biography

 

Obisesan emergence - Early career

 

Obisesan. Diary notes, 1920-1960 (261 pages) - invaluable. Includes carbon copy

 

Oyo. Extremely useful papers on relationship between Oyo and Ibadan - basis for complete monograph. Files 17, 0382, 42, 1283, 1328, 37452, O.D. 344, 189. See also reform

 

Ordinances. Incomplete collection and list of by-laws and standing orders, 1950-1963

 

Organization. Organizational inefficiencies in Council officers - use in conjunction with reform

 

Microfilm. Lists contents of microfilms, correspondence with University of Ibadan

 

Party. NCNC file notes - extremely valuable. Action group estimates

 

Police. Very incomplete file

 

Election. IDC 1954 - Ward results: names, addresses, occupations, party and nominators of all urban and rural candidates, as well as number of registered voters and actual votes. Very important file - data analyzed in ADELABU biography

 

1958 election. City election file 2642/s.13, 3467 vol. 1, 3467/s.2. Good file - results analyzed in ADELABU biography

 

Adelabu (Post). Correspondence with Ken Post regarding Adelabu biography

 

Adelabu dateline. Chronology of dates with sources in Adelabu's life (30 pages)

 

Adelabu's afterthoughts. Notes for a chapter that was never written

 

Adelabu reviews. Notes from Charles Nixon; notes from Michael Lofchie

 

Elections. 2994 vol. 2, 3024, 314, 20014/A. Election notes and returns 1952-1954 federal, 1956 regional, 1959 federal, 1961 local. Officials and newspaper returns

 

Estimates. Budget information, essentially 1950's (35 pages)

 

Glossary. Notes toward glossary terms. Very incomplete

 

Groups. Notes (200 pages) on all voluntary associations, 1912-1963. Best available material for any city. Includes unpublished paper - Social Science Research Council, 1960. See also IBU, IPA, IPU, Maiyegun League, EGbe Agba Ctn. Extremely valuable

 

Violence. Newspaper clippings, 1954-1963, on riots and assaults in regard to political parties, taxation, elections. Includes some notes from court records. Useful but not complete

 

District officiers. List with birth, date of appointment, first year in Ibadan, of all political officiers who served in Ibadan; colonial office records notes, staff list notes, personal correspondence with officiers and family from 1893 to 1963. Includes interviews with 25 officiers with 58 district officier cards. Presents best available information from colonial officiers. See also H. L. Ward Price. Important file

 

Used tax (should be amalgamated with tax file)

 

Tax file. Used in preparing dissertation chapter 14 (150 pages from file 547 A II, 547 vol. 24-1802 vol. 1). Tax committee lists - AR - newspaper clippings file 1067 vol. 1, 547/s. 8 vol. 1, 547/s. 2 vol. 4, 547/s. 1, 547 vol. 25, 2634 vol. 1, 310. vol. 9, 179, 310 vol. 10; tax survey SCHOFIELD report of 1948-310/s. 1 vol. 1, 33, 2/27, Mapo 0114, Mapo 0117, 124, 0127, 149/2, 902 vol. 4, 902, 1445, plus various rate committee meeting notes. File allows quite comprehensive introduction to taxation from 1918 to date

 

Town planning. So. Tokum thesis, 1963. Various notes on roads, site location, land leases, STEIGENGA UN report draft, 1962 notes file 1603 vol. 1; the Cambell report 1963, 148 vol. 8, 1943 building line rules-1400 vol. 3 and 4, 148 vol. 9, 1496, 420 vol. 3; road cost figures for 1930; minutes of Town Planning Committee; notes from AR (150 pages). Important file

 

Ibadan. Random notes

 

Region. Incomplete file on regional issues

 

Religion. Extremely important material on Moslems; CMS notes; diaries. Very good for 19th century

 

Relations. Notes on marriage and kinship in Christian elite group. Very important file

 

Roles. Random thought on roles, rank elites on leadership

 

Research. A few random notes on research contacts. Not much use

 

Water and electricity. File notes, 1893-1963. Very useful

 

Women. Not at all useful file

 

Reform. Covers period 1931-1963. One of the most important political files. Includes copy of Hayley report

 

Newspaper files - Ibadan - Newspaper court cases

 

Newspapers on federal government (50 clippings)

 

Newspaper clippings, June to August (40 clipping)

 

Ibadan (10 clippings)

 

Customary courts and court cases - Ibadan and Lagos (25 clippings)

 

Newspapers - Miscellaneous districts (50 clippings)

 

Customary courts - Western Region II (40 clippings)

 

Newspapers, miscellaneous (200 clippings)

 

Committee summons

 

Staff watch - IPDC (100 pages)

 

Lands and market

 

Chieftaincy - ICC

 

Education IPPC #. G.S.

 

DIVCO, 1950 February 22-1951 June 20

 

IDC, 1951

 

Lands committee ICC

 

Health and social welfare ICC

 

Work, town planning, and tender road system - Water connections

 

Estimates

 

1930-1931

 

1937-1938

 

1942-1943

 

1946-1947

 

1949-1950

 

1950-1951

 

1952-1953

 

1953-

 

1954-1955

 

1956-1957

 

1957-1958

 

1958-1959

 

1959-1960

 

1960-1961

 

1961-1962

 

1962-1963

 

1963-1964

 

Court cases. Court cases from C-2 Mokola, a customary court showing name, address, language, place of birth, education, and offense (approximately 150 cases in late 1962). Records include story of criminal and civil procedures. Most cases are divorce cases in this ethnically highly mixed quarter of the city

 

District officiers cards. Hand-written 150 district officiers cards on each district officier, 1893-1956, including standard biographical information, career data, salaries and promotion, material from staff lists, colonial office lists, colonial officier records, AR, personnel files, council minutes. Twenty-five officiers were interviewed personally. British addresses were included wherever obtainable. Very useful information for all Western Province studies. Material is being transferred to Oxford project and Ibadan University Library. 1500 important keysort cards. Includes all kinds of political personalities, 1893-1963, in Ibadan. Includes all elites, candidates for public office, clergy men with data on S.B.D., plus family relations, political offices held, group memberships. Information is key-punched; extremely valuable historical material. Data not of statistical validity

 

Daily notebooks. Hand-written notebooks, labeled A-B-C-D-E-F-G, containing interviews, observations, D. A. William's diary notes, 1911-1954, Bishop Akinyelle's diary notes, Oyebode diary notes, W. S. Allen's diary notes (most material is retyped and transcribed elsewhere), notebook, Adelabu notes, random Adelabu notes, correspondence and minute notebooks (1903-1914) (1914-1947), typescript notes from Council meetings, and early correspondence. Extremely useful. Notebook records on several dozen political groups, including a Negro literary society, the Garvey club, Blydden's Temple from 1912 to 1963, showing names, dates of activity, and meetings. Often sketchy but best available information. Notebook PAYDID all transcribed elsewhere, notebooks colonial office records 8791/147/90-147 as pertaining to Ibadan in pencil - all data transcribed elsewhere, plus interviews with 5 district officiers - notebook colonial office 147/148-179 and CO 520/1-72 plus interviews with 5 colonial office officiers notebook - Court, local, and regional court reform mostly transcribed. Notes on Doffus report not important file. Includes recent regional court inspection files

 

Health - Birth and deaths, maternity centers, medicinal practices, children's welfare, public health department AR 1962. Useful but incomplete. No hospital documents

 

IBU (Ibadan Band of Unity), 1679. By-laws and official correspondence, 1939-1944

 

Ijoba Ibile Marun. Notes from several issues - file 1257, vol. 4. See also microfilm of complete set

 

Interviews with chiefs, councilors, officials (150 pages). Most notes also cross-filed under other headings

 

IPA (Ibadan Patriotic Association). Constitution and by-laws, carbons of early correspondence, 1936-1938. See IPA files, University of Ibadan Library

 

IPE. Notes for expansion if paper on "Informal Political Economy." Ibadan Progressive Union file 1254 and files 476 and 839. Membership list, 1930-1935. See files of Ayorined

 

Land. Notes on land tenure and disputes, 1930-onward. Used in conjunction with Town Planning file 753. Contains Ward Price report on land tenure, 1939

 

Leadership. Student paper on analyzing commissioners and others' papers. Not important

 

Maiyegun League. Notes from their private papers, 1938-1954. Much data - very useful.

 

Miscellany

Appendix: List of Microfilms

Box 1

Reorganization of Ibadan, Volume VI, 12674

Box 2

National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons

Box 3

Ibadan; L. Ade. Bello, Acting Chairman; Ibadan Adelabu papers

Box 4

Ibadan

Box 5

Ibadan

Box 6

Ibadan - Government College

Box 7

Ibadan

Box 8

Council of Ministers, 1944-1945

Box 9

Ibadan Native Administration, 1934 February 27-1937 August 10

Box 10

Letts Quidreff Popular One Day Diary, 1935, No. 375

Box 11

Letts South Africa Union Diary, 1926-1934

Box 12

Letts Quidreff Popular Diary, 1944-1947

 

Collins One Day Diary, 1948-1951

Box 13

Ibadan Council of Ministers

Box 14

Bibliography for Study of African Politics

 

Section I - Local Government

 

Section II - Law

Box 15-17

Cards, beginning A ending Z, Appendix

Box 18

Obisesan, 1938-1943 (6 volumes)

 

Popular Diary, 1939, No. 50

 

Rough Diary, 1940, No. 35, 1941

 

Letts Quidreff Diaries, 1942-1943, No. 490

Box 19

I.N.A. Council minutes, 1945 August-1947 August, 1947-1949

Box 20

Letts Desk Diary, 1952-1958

 

Collins 3 day standard diary, 1959-1960

Box 21

Item without a title page

 

South Africa Union, Scribling Diary, 1921-1924

 

Obisesan Diary, 1925 (written in the book for 1920)

Box 22

I.N.A. Council minutes, 1941-1942, 1942-1943, 1944 January-October

Box 23

Ibadan - October Census of Road Traffic; Ijoba Ibile Marun; Itan Ijo Ibadan, 1944; Dr. Edmund Wilmot Blyden, an interpretation; Alafin of Oyo, King and Head of Yoruba Land; Ijda Ibile Marun, Chronicle; Wesley College List of Students, 1905-1934