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Papers of Frederick Karl Butler


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Report on, and diary of, the operations of 11th African Division of Abyssinia, from River Tana to Addis Ababa, February-April 1941, with letters home and maps (1 box). Cricket in Nigeria, a history, also by Butler, 1946, with scorebooks, 1925-1953 (1 box).


  • 1925-1953


2 boxes

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Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 1049

Biographical / Historical

Frederick Karl Butler, OBE (1958), was born in 1904 and educated at Elstree School; Haileybury College; and Trinity College, Oxford. His career in education in Africa began in 1927 when he was appointed as an education officer in Nigeria; he became senior education officer in 1938. After military service (1939-1943), Butler returned to his work in education, subsequently holding the posts of chief inspector of education (1950), deputy director of education (1950), and director of education in the western region (1954-1958). Compiled with reference to A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).

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Listed as no. 943 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.
Papers of Frederick Karl Butler
Marion Lowman
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom