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Banso report, 1933-1934

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 192

Scope and Contents

A report on Banso, a district of the Cameroons, including a map. There is no indication as to the terms of reference of the report or for whom it was made, although the index is headed 'Banso re-assessment report'. At the end of the report is a range of appended material.


  • Creation: 1934


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Biographical / Historical

The report is said to be 'compiled and written by L.M. Bridges, District Officer, Bamenda, Kumbo, Banso, 22.1.34' (p. 148). There is no L.M. Bridges in the Nigeria Staff lists, but there is a W.M. Bridges. In M. and V. Delancey, 'A bibliography of Cameroon' (1975), p. 77, there is an entry for W.M. Bridges, 'Assessment/Reassessment report on the Banso District, Bameda Division, Cameroons Province', 1935. Although no bibliographical details are given, this is probably the same report.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 43

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The report was part of the collection of Dr T. Dalrymple. It was presented to the R.C.S. by Dr Rex Cheverton in 1983.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Bridges, William Maclaren, 1898-1971

Includes index.
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