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Collection Level Description: Transcript of an interview with Lady Violet Grace Bourdillon

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Brit.Emp.s.475
Title: Transcript of an interview with Lady Violet Grace Bourdillon
Dates of Creation: 1908-1940
Extent: 38 ff.
Name of Creator: Violet Grace Bourdillon

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Violet Grace (1886-1979) was the daughter of the Reverend Henry Godwin Billinghurst of Lynch, Sussex, England. In 1909 she married Sir Bernard Henry Bourdillon (1883-1948), colonial governor.

Scope and Content

Transcript of an interview with Lady Violet Grace Bourdillon on life in India, Iraq, Ceylon, Uganda, Nigeria, 1908-1940.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

Further Information

Finding Aids

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

Listed as no. 566 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Bourdillon | Violet Grace | 1886-1979 | nee Billinghurst, wife of Sir Bernard Henry Bourdillon

Colonial administrators' spouses | Interviews

India | Description and travel

Iraq | Description and travel

Sri Lanka | Description and travel

Uganda | Description and travel

Nigeria | Description and travel


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