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Wimberley Collection on Nigeria, c.1903-18

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043OO

Scope and Contents

Collection of 91 glass negatives, 106 x 80 mm; 3 negatives on film, 90 x 60 mm; and 3 modern prints, 150 x 120 mm. Many of the negatives lack descriptive captions. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Titles composed by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets.


  • Creation: 1903 - 1918


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

H.I.A. Wimberley was born on 16 January 1868, educated at King's School, Canterbury and Keble College, Oxford. After holding the post of Headmaster of Northallerton Grammar School he joined the Colonial Service in 1903 as Inspector of Schools, Lagos. He was Provincial Inspector of Schools, Central Province 1910-1918, save for March-July 1910 when he was Acting Director of Education. He retired in 1918 and died on 28 January 1945.


.01 cubic metre(s) (6 archival boxes and 1 envelope containing 97 images) : glass negative

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

good condition

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The negatives were given by H.C.A. Wimberley, son of H.I.A. Wimberley, sometime between 1966 and 1970.


This description was entered by SG and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue, and corrections from HIA Wimberley's grandson, Geoffrey Allen, March 2006, verified by Nigeria Staff Lists.

Date information

DateText: The dates are approximate..


Wimberley, Herbert Irvine Arabin, 1868-1945

Includes index.
2004-01-05 09:57:35+00:00
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Repository Details

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