Zungeru (inhabited place)
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
193 x 132 mm. Showing Bell and other officials walking past a guard of honour on the platform of Zungeru Station on his departure on leave.
192 x 131 mm. Showing Bell (now dressed in civilian clothes) talking to a group of officials on Zungeru Station, with a locomotive at the left and a guard of honour in the background..
An undated typescript description of a journey up the Niger March, 1906, 6 pages. Ward visited Forcados, Borutu, Lokoja, Wechisu and Barajuka before travelling by train to Zungeru and continuing her journey by rail. There is also a two-page manuscript fragment containing an account of part of this journey.
These letters document Bell’s early service as Governor of Northern Nigeria, describing his arrival at Zungeru and official duties, including the encouragement of railway development and tin mining, finance and the planning of new towns, as well as his colleagues, accommodation and social life. Bell embarked upon several tours of inspection, reporting upon local rulers, people, climate, terrain and wildlife (109 sheets).
These letters likely were written to Bell’s sister Eleanor or Ellen, who was managing his Dominican plantation Sylvania. Those which deal with Nigerian subjects are similar to letters addressed to Bell’s aunt in RCMS 36/4/4 (68 sheets).
These letters describe Bell’s service in Nigeria, including tin mines, town planning, railway construction, finance, the efficiency of subordinate officers, official tours, the completion of a new residence at Zaria, leisure, health and the publication of ‘Love in black’ (32 sheets).
105 x 77 mm. Showing Bell seated at work at a desk in his office.
100 x 74 mm. Showing Bell seated at work at a desk in his office.
283 x 205 mm. A full length portrait of Bell, dressed in a civilian suit and wearing a pith helmet, standing beside a railway locomotive. A photograph probably taken at Zungeru.