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William Slater Nichol was born in South Shields, County Durham, in 1883. He joined the British Forestry Commission as a Foreman of Works in 1910 and was posted to Nigeria. In 1913 he married Ethel M. Henderson.
Nichol remained in Nigeria until c.1929. In 1922 he was listed in ‘The Nigeria Handbook’ as a European Forester, 1st Grade.
He died in 1970. His papers were kept by his sister Mrs Joan Hill.
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Draft manuscript lecture on William Nichol’s experiences in Nigeria, given to the South Shields Rotary Club in 1947. Subjects include his work for the British Forestry Commission in Nigeria, impressions of country and population, changes in education, food, climate and changing role of women there.
Photographs of Old Lagos, 1910; members of the Forestry Commission and their wives, including the Forestry Commission Cricket Team, n.d; Nigerian forest and bushland, n.d; Nigerian people, including child with tribal markings, people in traditional dress, people at a town meeting, and women with children, n.d.
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