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Collection Level Description: Papers of Captain Charles Vicars Boyle

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2324
Title: Papers of Captain Charles Vicars Boyle
Dates of Creation: 1906-1913
Extent: 1 box
Physical Description: The diaries are typescript in 3 folders made of tooled leather-covered card, probably Nigerian. The folios are now separated from the covers.

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Captain Charles Vicars Boyle (d 1913) was Assistant Resident, Yola Province, Northern Nigeria, c1906-1913. He was the author of Notes on the Yola Fulani (Journal of the Royal African Society, vol. 10, no. 37, 1910).

Scope and Content

Diaries, January-July 1909, March 1911, February-June 1913, February-March (n.y.), providing a detailed account of his work as Assistant Resident; transcript of a letter to his mother on his arrival at Yola, 1906; typescript ethnological report by Boyle on Lala District, Yola Province.

System of Arrangement

See Physical characteristics.

Sections January-February and May-June 1909 are filed in folders 1 and 2, the remainder of 1909 are loose in folders 1 and 2, and the remaining diary pages loose in folder 3.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated by Boyle's granddaughter, Mrs. Olive Robin, on 31st March 2000.

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.

Access Points

Boyle | Charles Vicars | d 1913 | Captain | colonial administrator

Great Britain | Colonies | Nigeria | Administration

Nigeria | History | 1900-1960

Ethnology | Nigeria, Northern

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10 February 2012