Marjorie Barnard Collection
Scope and Contents
Papers and photographs related to Barnard's life and work in Nigeria and subsequent travels in Africa.
- 1930 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access
Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
Biographical / Historical
Marjorie Beatrice Barnard worked in London as a secretary, at one time for Bentley & Co., before passing the Civil Service Examination. In 1936, she accepted employment in Nigeria, working as Official Reporter for the Nigerian Legislative Council and Confidential Secretary to the Governor, Sir Bernard Bourdillon (1935-43). Barnard worked in the Secretariat in Lagos and lived in a wooden house nearby, overlooking the harbour. While travelling by ship to England in 1937, Barnard met the Gold Coast agricultural officer Charles Lynn (1908-85), and they married on 28 August of that year.
2 archive box(es) (2 boxes) : paper/photograph
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
all items in good condition unless specified otherwise.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Sylvia Lynn-Meaden, Marjorie Barnard's daughter, in 2009.
Barnard, Marjorie, 1904-, colonial administrator
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