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Papers of Alex J. Braham

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MSS. Afr. s. 2288

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A Pictorial Episode in the Life of Alex J. Braham, 1898-1902, with two contrasts, an album of photographs, descriptions and ephemeral items, compiled by Braham; with typed transcript of text.


  • Creation: c1902


1 volume (50 photographs), 20 ff.

Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. Afr. s. 2288

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 891

Biographical / Historical

Alex J. Braham, originally a native of Birmingham, worked as a district agent of the Royal Niger Company in Ogugu, Anambra District, southern Nigeria, [c1898-1902?]. Braham, who had an interest in local customs, claimed to be the first white man to travel from Idah on the River Niger to Ogrugu overland.

The Royal Niger Company was founded in 1886 to extend British interests from the coast and to administer her inland territories. Its charter was revoked in 1900.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were purchased by the library from Clive Farahar in October 1995, with Oxford Colonial Archives Project funds.

Papers of Alex J. Braham
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom