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Papers relating to Sarah Knighton

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MSS. Afr. s. 2242

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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.


  • Creation: 1900-1901, 1955


9 ff., 2 prints

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MSS. Afr. s. 2242

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 2805

Biographical / Historical

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

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 to the library by John Rabett in June 1995.

Related Materials

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.

Papers relating to Sarah Knighton
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom