Papers of A. G. Boorman
Papers relating to his service in the Public Works Department, Nigeria, including memoranda, correspondence, calculations, handing-over notes and reports.
- Creation: 1930-1960
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.1785].
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Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 830
Biographical / Historical
A. G. Boorman was born in 1905 and educated at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, City and Guilds College, and the University of London.
His career as an engineer in the Public Works Department in Nigeria began in 1929 when he was appointed to the post of Assistant Engineer. He later held the posts of Exec[utive] Engineer (1938), Senior Engineer (1947), and Chief Engineer (1951).
Other Finding Aids
The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.
Listed as no. 1292 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquisition information unknown.
- Boorman | A G | b 1905 | Engineer Colonial Service (Person)
- Nigeria | Department of Public Works (Organisation)
- Papers of A. G. Boorman
- Marion Lowman
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