Bodleian Library logo

Department of Special Collections
Contact Information
Search All Online Catalogues

Consulting material: To consult archives and manuscripts, a full and unrestricted Bodleian reader's card (Group A) is required. You should apply for your card at the Admissions Office.

Pre-ordering: Before your visit you may order up to ten items by emailing Please be advised that some collection material is held offsite; we advise pre-ordering at least two working days before your visit to ensure material is available on your arrival.

Collection Level Description: Papers of James Douglas Walker, 1952-1976

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 1875
Title: Papers of James Douglas Walker, 1952-1976
Dates of Creation: 1952-1976
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

James Douglas Walker worked on the Nigerian, North Borneo, Zambia and Malawi railways, [1952-1969].

Scope and Content

Correspondence, memoranda, etc. relating to service with the railways of Nigeria, Zambia and North Borneo, 1952-1976, with 95 photographs.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Mrs. A.C.D. Walker through the Oxford Development Records Project in March 1984.


Press cutting, May 1985.

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

Listed as no. 1416 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Photographs of service with the North Borneo railways, 1960s (ref. MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 282).

Access Points

Walker | James Douglas | fl 1952-1976 | railwayman

Railroads | Sabah | Description and travel | Views

Railroads | Nigeria | Description and travel | Views

Railroads | Zambia | Description and travel | Views

Railroads | Employees | Sabah

Railroads | Employees | Nigeria

Railroads | Employees | Zambia

Transformation from XML to HTML by Lawrence Mielniczuk
16 March 2012