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Collection Level Description: Papers of George Bartholomew

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2259
Title: Papers of George Bartholomew
Dates of Creation: 1906-1921
Extent: 26 ff., 2 items

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

George Bartholomew was employed in Nigeria, 1906-[1908] as clerk and trade assistant by the African Association Limited (of Liverpool), and was in charge of Abonnema trading station, Nigeria, for The African Traders Co. Ltd., [c1916-1921?].

Scope and Content

Papers, 1906-1921, including contract, correspondence and two passenger lists; typescript translation of the private wartime diary of Lieut. Nothnagel, 30th July-27th September 1914, [Central Africa, [mainly?] Cameroon].

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Ian Bartholomew (nephew) in December 1992.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

A handlist for the collection is available in the library reading room.

Access Points

Bartholomew | George | fl 1906-1921 | trader

World War, 1914-1918 | Africa, Central

Commerce | Nigeria | History


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