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  • Title
    Ralph Millner papers
  • Held at
  • Reference
    ICS165
  • Date
    c1941-c1969
  • Creator
    Millner, Ralph (fl 1960s) lawyer, political activistMore Info on Creator
    Marder, Bernard (fl 1930s-2011) judgeMore Info on Creator
  • Scope and Content
    Papers of Ralph Millner including publications by the People's Progressive Party; handwritten notes on the law; legal ordinances relating to British Guiana; correspondence from Cheddi Jagan; Guyanese newspapers c1961, such as Thunder and the Daily Chronicle, which include coverage of Millner's involvement as legal representative of the People's Progressive Party and the trial of Ashton Chase, President of the Senate, British Guiana., Also files on the trial of Kwame Nkrumah and others in the Gold Coast (Ghana) including Nkrumah's correspondence with the colonial authorities, 1950; legal documents relating to imprisonment of Anthony Woode and Alfred (Pobee) Biney of the Gold Coast TUC; court documents relating to trials (including the Kenyatta trial of 1953) relating to the emergency in Kenya during the Mau Mau insurgency, 1950s; trials of Yopa Louis Fernand, and Mayoa Beck in Cameroon, c1959-1960; trial of Abdul Mohamed Babu in Zanzibar, 1962 (defended by Bernard Marder); Sierra Leone election pamphlets and manifesto of the All Peoples (People's) Congress, 1962; correspondence with D. N. Pritt on the ban on Millner entering Kenya (c1953). Other subjects include the political strategy of the Convention Peoples (People's) Party of the Gold Coast (c1951). Correspondents include Kojo Botsio., Also includes videotape of film made by Bernard Marder in Tanzania in 1962.
  • Conditions of access
    Open for research although at least 24 hours’ notice is required. Access to some material might be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. See archivist for details.
  • Extent
    5 boxes
  • Language
    English, French
  • Finding aids
    Catalogued online to file level. A pdf version of this finding aid is attached to this description.
  • Related files
  • Related
    See also Billy Strachan papers (ICS158) for files on British Guiana in the 1960s. The Library also holds political and trade union publications for Commonwealth countries including British Guiana (refs PP.GY and TU.GY), Kenya (PP.KE), Ghana (Gold Coast) refs. PP.GH and TU.GH, and Sierra Leone (PP.SL).
  • Level of description
    fonds
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