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Collection Level Description: Papers of Dr. Frank Howard Budden

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.2240
Title: Papers of Dr. Frank Howard Budden
Dates of Creation: 1944-1949
Extent: 1 box, 1 folder
Name of Creator: Frank Howard Budden

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Frank Howard Budden, MBE (1955), was born in 1919 and educated at Tiffin School and St. Thomas Hospital, London. He served in the British Colonial Service as a Medical Officer, later Ophthalmologist, in Nigeria.

Scope and Content

Reports written by Budden as Medical Officer, later Ophthalmologist, in Sokoto, Nigeria, including details of measures against smallpox and yellow fever and handing-over notes (1947-1949). Also, copies of letters written by Budden (July 1944 - May 1946).

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr. Frank Howard Budden's widow in August 1997 (the reports) and May 2002 (the letters).

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.

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Finding Aids

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

Access Points

Budden | Frank Howard | b 1919 | Colonial Medical Officer

Medical personnel | Nigeria | Sokoto | Correspondence

Nigeria | Officials and employees

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13 December 2011