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Collection Level Description: Papers of Frederick Karl Butler

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1831
Title: Papers of Frederick Karl Butler
Dates of Creation: 1925-1953
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of Creator: Frederick Karl Butler

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

Frederick Karl Butler, OBE (1958), was born in 1904 and educated at Elstree School; Haileybury College; and Trinity College, Oxford. His career in education in Africa began in 1927 when he was appointed as an education officer in Nigeria; he became senior education officer in 1938. After military service (1939-1943), Butler returned to his work in education, subsequently holding the posts of chief inspector of education (1950), deputy director of education (1950), and director of education in the western region (1954-1958).

Scope and Content

Report on, and diary of, the operations of 11th African Division of Abyssinia, from River Tana to Addis Ababa, February-April 1941, with letters home and maps (1 box). Cricket in Nigeria, a history, also by Butler, 1946, with scorebooks, 1925-1953 (1 box).

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. 943 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Butler | Frederick Karl | b 1904 | Education Administrator East African Colonial Service

Cricket | Nigeria

World War, 1939-1945 | Ethiopia | Personal narratives, British

Great Britain | Army | 11th African Division


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09 January 2012