Journal by Cyril Punch

Scope and Content

'A visit to the King of Benin': a journal by Punch, then a trader in West Africa, 1889 (manuscript and separate transcript); with extracts from the diary of Antera Duke, an Efik slave-trading Chief in Calabar, 1785-1788, and a report on the native law of Egbaland, 1906 (typescript).

Administrative / Biographical History

Cyril Punch, trader in West Africa.

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


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 no. 1389 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.