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.
Transcript of an interview with Lady Violet Grace Bourdillon on life in India, Iraq, Ceylon, Uganda, Nigeria, 1908-1940.
Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.Immediate Source of Acquisition
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Listed as no. 566 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
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