Papers of A. G. Boorman

Scope and Content

Papers relating to his service in the Public Works Department, Nigeria, including memoranda, correspondence, calculations, handing-over notes and reports.

Administrative / Biographical History

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).

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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

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Listed as no. 1292 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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