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Collection Level Description: Papers relating to Sarah Knighton

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2242
Title: Papers relating to Sarah Knighton
Dates of Creation: 1900-1901, 1955
Extent: 9 ff., 2 prints

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sarah Knighton served as a nurse at Jebba Hospital, Nigeria, 1900-1901.

Scope and Content

Account of Sarah Knighton's voyage to West Africa and subsequent service as a nurse in Nigeria, 1900-1901, written by her father, Thomas Knighton, with two photographs; letter from Hugh Knighton to John Rabett, 1955, discussing the document.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by John Rabett in June 1995.


16 photographs of Zungeru, Northern Nigeria, c1900, including one of Sarah Knighton; undated handwritten sheet of translations of phrases in a Nigerian language; Zungeru Herald & Sportsman, vol. 1, no. 7, 10th September 1904, donated by John Rabett, through the good offices of A.H.M. Kirk-Greene, on 10th June 1997.

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Knighton | Sarah | fl 1900-1901 | colonial nurse

Nigeria | Description and travel

Sierra Leone | Description and travel

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