Papers of Alexander David N. Bain

Scope and Content

Reports and memoranda on water supply, as geologist in Nigeria (1931-1938); extracts from informal diary (1923-1929, 1939-1940); letters home (1926-1938); maps of Nigeria; letters from Bain's wife, Rena (1931-1937).

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander David N. Bain, geologist in Nigeria.

Access Information

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. 1283 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.

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.