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Papers of Dr Charlotte Petrie relating to her work as a librarian in West Africa

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MS. 11531

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Papers of Dr Charlotte Petrie relating to her work as a librarian in Nigeria and Ghana comprising:
  1. typed diaries and notes describing her life, work and political events, 1957-1962, with reports on library services, her CV and an account of a library assistant's duties, c.1961-1970
  2. papers of the Nigerian Library Association Conference at Nsukka, Mar 1966, with photograph of delegates
  3. invitation cards, pamphlets, press cuttings and photographs of the West African Library Conference, Lagos, 1961, of library staff at Ahmadu Bello University, 1964, and of staff at the Geological Survey, Kaduna, 1966

Dates

  • 1957-1970

Extent

1.0 box

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. 11531

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11531

Overview

Papers of Dr Charlotte Petrie relating to her work as a librarian in West Africa.

Biographical / Historical

Dr Charlotte Marion Petrie was born in 1903 and educated at the University of St Andrews, Newnham College, Cambridge, the University of Edinburgh and Melbourne University. She was librarian and editor at the Federal Department of Agricultural Research in Ibadan, Nigeria, 1957-1959, and then at the West African Building Research Institute in Accra, Ghana, 1959-1962. She returned to Nigeria as sub-librarian at the University of Lagos Medical School, 1962-1963, and at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1963-1964, and was then scientific officer and librarian at the Geological Survey of Nigeria in Kaduna, 1965-1966. Dr Petrie died in 1985.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr Petrie's daughter in December 2014.
Title
Papers of Dr Charlotte Petrie relating to her work as a librarian in West Africa
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
Date
2017
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
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