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Biafra

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

 Sub-Series

Biafra [later part of Nigeria], 1967 - 1969

 Sub-Series
Reference Code: GBR/0014/NBKR 4/41-44
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The papers cover every aspect of Lord Noel-Baker's very full and varied career and include constituency papers, Labour Party material, extensive sections on domestic and international affairs, peace and disarmament, sport, books and articles, speeches and correspondence.

Dates: 1967 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of two files which are still closed, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Nigeria and Biafra: Committee for Peace in Nigeria, 1968 - 1970

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 3/54
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence on attempts to end the civil war between NIgeria and Biafra and bring famine relief for Biafra, arising from AFB's role as Chairman of the Committee for Peace in Nigeria. Correspondents include: Hugh Jenkins on accompanying AFB as a representative of his local Labour party in Putney [London] when AFB next saw George Thomson, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs; George Catlin, offering his help and suggesting that an objective body such as the Fabian...
Dates: 1968 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Nigeria and Biafra: correspondence, 1968

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 3/49
Scope and Contents Correspondence on attempts to end the civil war between NIgeria and Biafra and bring famine relief for Biafra, arising from AFB's role as Chairman of the Committee for Peace in Nigeria. Correspondents include: 11th Lord Strabolgi [earlier David Kenworthy]; Cecil Patterson, Archbishop of West Africa (2); Dorothea, Lady Head; Bertrand Russell (3rd Lord Russell) disagreeing with AFB's proposal to send a letter urging action on Biafra to [James] Harold Wilson, Prime Minister, as the Government...
Dates: 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Nigeria and Biafra: correspondence, 1969

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 3/50
Scope and Contents Correspondence on attempts to end the civil war between NIgeria and Biafra and bring famine relief for Biafra, arising from AFB's role as Chairman of the Committee for Peace in Nigeria. Correspondents include: Harold Hanbury, congratulating AFB and James Griffiths on visiting both Chukwuemeka Ojukwu [President of Biafra] and the Nigerian Government and on an open letter sent by AFB and others to Ojukwu and General Yakubu Gowon [Nigerian Head of State], and also on the Labour Party's...
Dates: 1969
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Nigeria and Biafra: correspondence, 1972

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 3/53
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include James Griffiths and Sir Colin Thornley, Director-General of Save the Children Fund

Dates: 1972
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Nigeria and Biafra: correspondence, The majority of folios date from 1970

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 3/51
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the ending of the civil war between NIgeria and Biafra and attempts to bring famine relief for Biafra, arising from AFB's role as Chairman of the Committee for Peace in Nigeria. Correspondents include: Lester Pearson, Chairman of the Commission on International Development; James Griffiths on his and AFB's meeting with [Robert] Michael Stewart [Foreign Secretary], also advising writing to Lester Pearson and on his fears for a calamitous end to the conflict (2); Philip...
Dates: The majority of folios date from 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Nigeria and Biafra: correspondence, 1971

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 3/52
Scope and Contents

Mainly requests to AFB for help, with correspondents including 12th Lord Lothian, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office [earlier Peter Kerr], on AFB's expenses claim for an unofficial Parliamentary visit to Biafra.

Dates: 1971
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Nigeria and Biafra: diary, 1968-12

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 3/56
Scope and Contents

Original diary notes of AFB's and James Griffith's visit to Biafra and Nigeria.

Dates: 1968-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Nigeria and Biafra: publications, 1969 - 1970

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 3/55
Scope and Contents

Includes: annual report of the Joint Biafra Famine Appeal; press cuttings on the conflict; issue of Hansard for the House of Lords with a statement by Lord Shackleton [Leader of the House of Lords] on the need for relief for Nigeria, January 1970.

Dates: 1969 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Nigeria/Biafra, 1968 - 1969

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 2/13
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the civil war between Nigeria and Biafra, and AFB's visit in 1968, including: letter of thanks from [Chukwuemeka] Odumegwu Ojukwu, President of the Republic of Biafra; letter from 2nd Lord Shepherd, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on reasons why it would be unhelpful to have a debate on the Nigerian situation; press cuttings, including letters to the press and articles by AFB as Chairman of the Peace in Nigeria Committee; text of an interview between...
Dates: 1968 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Personal, 1968-10 - 1968-12

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 3/68
Scope and Contents

Personal correspondence, mainly relating to a friend of AFB's, Eric Marles, being ill in Ghana, with other correspondents including [James] Harold Wilson, Prime Minister, on AFB's 80th birthday.

Also includes: manuscript draft and typescript copy of AFB's diary of his and James Griffiths's visit to Biafra, December 1968; Christmas card from Major-General Yakubu Gowon, Nigerian Head of State.

Dates: 1968-10 - 1968-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.