Papers of Captain Charles Vicars Boyle

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 2324
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 box The diaries are typescript in 3 folders made of tooled leather-covered card,probably Nigerian. The folios are now separated from the covers.

Scope and Content

Diaries, January-July 1909, March 1911, February-June 1913, February-March (n.y.),providing a detailed account of his work as Assistant Resident; transcriptof a letter to his mother on his arrival at Yola, 1906; typescript ethnologicalreport by Boyle on Lala District, Yola Province.

Administrative / Biographical History

Captain Charles Vicars Boyle (d 1913) was Assistant Resident, Yola Province,Northern Nigeria, c1906-1913. He was the author of Noteson the Yola Fulani (Journal of the Royal African Society, vol. 10,no. 37, 1910).


See Physical characteristics.

SectionsJanuary-February and May-June 1909 are filed in folders 1 and 2, the remainderof 1909 are loose in folders 1 and 2, and the remaining diary pages loose in folder 3.

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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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