Papers relating to Sarah Knighton

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 2242
  • Dates of Creation
      1900-1901, 1955
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      9 ff., 2 prints

Scope and Content

Account of Sarah Knighton's voyage to West Africa and subsequent service as anurse in Nigeria, 1900-1901, written by her father, Thomas Knighton, with twophotographs; letter from Hugh Knighton to John Rabett, 1955, discussing thedocument.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sarah Knighton served as a nurse at Jebba Hospital, Nigeria, 1900-1901.

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


16 photographs of Zungeru, Northern Nigeria, c1900, including one of SarahKnighton; undated handwritten sheet of translations of phrases in a Nigerian language; Zungeru Herald & Sportsman, vol. 1,no. 7, 10th September 1904, donated by John Rabett, through the good officesof A.H.M. Kirk-Greene, on 10th June 1997.