Papers of Percy Coriat

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains:

  • 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).
  • 3 associated cinefilm reels (reference: Micr.Afr.572).

Administrative / Biographical History

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

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Note

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

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).

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.