Papers of Alex J. Braham

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 2288
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 volume (50 photographs), 20 ff.

Scope and Content

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.

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 Its charter was revoked in 1900.

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

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