A Pictorial Episode in the Life of Alex J. Braham, 1898-1902, with two contrasts, an album of photographs, descriptions and ephemeral items, compiled by Braham; with typed transcript of text.
Papers of Alex J. Braham
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 2288
- Dates of Creationc1902
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 volume (50 photographs), 20 ff.
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Administrative / Biographical History
Alex J. Braham, originally a native of Birmingham, worked as a district agent of the Royal Niger Company in Ogugu, Anambra District, southern Nigeria, [c1898-1902?]. Braham, who had an interest in local customs, claimed to be the first white man to travel from Idah on the River Niger to Ogrugu overland.
The Royal Niger Company was founded in 1886 to extend British interests from the coast and to administer her inland territories. Its charter was revoked in 1900.
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