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Collection Level Description: Papers of Alex J. Braham

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2288
Title: Papers of Alex J. Braham
Dates of Creation: c1902
Extent: 1 volume (50 photographs), 20 ff.

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

Alex J. Braham, originally a native of Birmingham, worked as a district agent of the Royal Niger Company in Ogugu, Anambra District, southern Nigeria, [c1898-1902?]. Braham, who had an interest in local customs, claimed to be the first white man to travel from Idah on the River Niger to Ogrugu overland.

The Royal Niger Company was founded in 1886 to extend British interests from the coast and to administer her inland territories. Its charter was revoked in 1900.

Scope and Content

A Pictorial Episode in the Life of Alex J. Braham, 1898-1902, with two contrasts, an album of photographs, descriptions and ephemeral items, compiled by Braham; with typed transcript of text.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were purchased by the library from Clive Farahar in October 1995, with Oxford Colonial Archives Project funds.

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

Braham | Alex J. | fl 1898-1902 | colonial company agent

Sierra Leone | Description and travel

Nigeria River Delta (Nigeria) | Description and travel

Niger River Delta (Nigeria) | Social life and customs


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