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

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Lucy McCann
2017


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Shelfmark(s): MS. 11531
Title: Papers of Dr Charlotte Petrie relating to her work as a librarian in West Africa
Dates of Creation: 1957-1970
Extent: 1 box
Language(s) of Material: English



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.


Scope and Content

Papers of Dr Charlotte Petrie relating to her work as a librarian in Nigeria and Ghana comprising:


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr Petrie's daughter in December 2014.


Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. 11531


Access Point(s)

Petrie | Charlotte Marion | 1903-1985 | librarian and editor

20th century

Libraries -- Africa


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