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Collection Level Description: Papers of A. G. Boorman

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1785
Title: Papers of A. G. Boorman
Dates of Creation: 1930-1960
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of Creator: A. G. Boorman

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

A. G. Boorman was born in 1905 and educated at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, City and Guilds College, and the University of London.

His career as an engineer in the Public Works Department in Nigeria began in 1929 when he was appointed to the post of Assistant Engineer. He later held the posts of Exec[utive] Engineer (1938), Senior Engineer (1947), and Chief Engineer (1951).

Scope and Content

Papers relating to his service in the Public Works Department, Nigeria, including memoranda, correspondence, calculations, handing-over notes and reports.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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

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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1292 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Boorman | A G | b 1905 | Engineer Colonial Service

Engineers | Nigeria

Great Britain | Colonies | Nigeria

Nigeria | Department of Public Works

Nigeria | Officials and employees

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