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Papers of Captain Charles Vicars Boyle

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MSS. Afr. s. 2324

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Diaries, January-July 1909, March 1911, February-June 1913, February-March (n.y.), providing a detailed account of his work as Assistant Resident; transcript of a letter to his mother on his arrival at Yola, 1906; typescript ethnological report by Boyle on Lala District, Yola Province.


  • 1906-1913


1 box : The diaries are typescript in 3 folders made of tooled leather-covered card, probably Nigerian. The folios are now separated from the covers.

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MSS. Afr. s. 2324

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 887

Biographical / Historical

Captain Charles Vicars Boyle (d 1913) was Assistant Resident, Yola Province, Northern Nigeria, c1906-1913. He was the author of Notes on the Yola Fulani (Journal of the Royal African Society, vol. 10, no. 37, 1910).


See Physical characteristics.

Sections January-February and May-June 1909 are filed in folders 1 and 2, the remainder of 1909 are loose in folders 1 and 2, and the remaining diary pages loose in folder 3.

Other Finding Aids

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated by Boyle's granddaughter, Mrs. Olive Robin, on 31st March 2000.
Papers of Captain Charles Vicars Boyle
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom