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Papers of Robert Hepburn Wright

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  1. Letters written to parents from northern Nigeria, 1938-1939
  2. Letters and diary extracts on journey out via Egypt and then from Cyprus, as Administrative Officer and Private Secretary to the island's Governor, 1942-[1964]; letters written on service with the R.A.F., 1943-1946
  3. Letters to father from northern Nigeria, 1946-1951
  4. Bound volumes of transcripts of letters written home from Nigeria, 1936-1942, 1946-1949
  5. Bound volume of transcripts of letters written home from Cyprus, 1942-1943
  6. Bound volume of transcripts of letters written while on war service with the R.A.F. in Southern Rhodesia, the Middle East and Britain, 1943-1946
  7. Diaries written in Nigeria, 1937-1938
  8. Personal correspondence with Colonial Officers and others in Nigeria amd elsewhere, 1936-1947
  9. Letters from [Sir] Charles and Ivy Woolley, and one from Lady Violet Bourdillon, from Nigeria, Cyprus and England, 1940-1943
  10. Miscellaneous letters, memoranda and reports relating to service in Nigeria and Cyprus, 1940-1955
  11. Letters received, and memoranda relating to service as education officer, 1948-1960, with some later letters, 1979-1983
  12. Letters from students in northern Nigeria, with other letters about education, 1944-1964
  13. Thank you and social letters received, 1947-1961
  14. Lists of birds seen in Nigeria, 1941, with plan and offprint of article, [20th century]
  15. Accounts of journey by car across the Sahara, 1937-1938
  16. Photographs of northern Nigeria, 1937
  17. Photographs of trans-Sahara journey, 1937

Dates

  • [1936-1964]

Extent

5 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 515].
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MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 515

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 5052

Biographical / Historical

Robert Hepburn Wright (b 1913) started work as a cadet, Nigeria, 1936, as an assistant district officer, 1939 and assistant principal, Colonial Office (on secondment), 1942. He served as an administrative officer, Cyprus (on secondment), 1942-1943 and saw active service with the R.A.F. in Southern Rhodesia and Britain, 1943-1946. He took a post as assistant district officer, northern Nigeria, 1946, district officer, 1946 and education officer, northern Nigeria, 1948-1952.

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Related Materials

Personal finances as education officer in Bauchi and Kaduna, Nigeria, c1930-1960 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1609).
Title
Papers of Robert Hepburn Wright
Status
Completed
Author
Paul Davidson
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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