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Papers of Percy Coriat


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The collection contains:

  1. Diaries, letters from Coriat to his wife, memoranda, reports, etc., relating to his service in the Sudan (as District Commissioner), Libya and Oman, 1920-1960. With "Soldier in Oman" by Coriat, ca.1959, reminiscences by Mrs. Coriat, and notes by E. F. Aglen on the folklore, customs and history of Kordofan, Sudan, 1935 (reference: MSS.Afr.s.1684).
  2. 3 associated cinefilm reels (reference: Micr.Afr.572).


  • Creation: 1920-1960


3 boxes; 3 reels

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.1684].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS.Afr.s.1684, Micr.Afr.572

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 1359, 1360

Biographical / Historical

Percy Coriat, Colonial Administrator in the Sudan, Libya and Oman.

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as nos. 1049, 1053 and 1054 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquisition information unknown.

Papers of Percy Coriat
Marion Lowman
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom