RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 119
Extent6 linear metres approx
TitleResearch papers and Omani manuscripts of John Craven Wilkinson relating to Oman
DescriptionThis collection consists of archival materials relating to Oman. Mainly comprises research notes (including on PDO and Oman), unpublished papers, maps, newscuttings, conference materials and photographs, as well as photocopies and microfilm archival material held in other institutions. Also includes microfilms from the Shell International Petroleum Co. Ltd. (currently unidentified), materials relating to his PhD thesis on the Imamate tradition of Oman, and three modern Omani manuscripts (two of which are currently unidentified). The third manuscript is the original of a book relating to water and tribal settlement at Falaj Malki near Izki, Muscat, Oman (currently unavailable for production and undergoing offsite treatment and digitization). There is also a book collection which forms part of the University Library collections.
Admin HistoryJohn Craven Wilkinson (1934-), geographer and historian, initially worked as an engineer for a petroleum company in the Middle East (Iraq and Arabia) before entering academia as a Middle East specialist, with a focus on Oman. He wrote his doctoral thesis on 'Arab settlement in Oman: the origins and development of the tribal pattern and its relationship to the Imamale' (1970, University of Oxford). He retired from his position as Reader at the School of Geography, University of Oxford, in 1997 and was also a Fellow of St. Hugh's College. His publications include 'Arab settlement in Oman: the origins and development of the tribal pattern and its relationship to the Imamate', 1970; 'Arabia's frontiers: the story of Britain's boundary drawing in the desert', 1991; 'Bahrain through the ages: conference, 3-9 December 1983', 1983; 'The Imamate tradition of Oman', 1987; 'The mathematics of hydrology and water resources' (ed) (et al), 1979; 'The organisation of the Falaj irrigation system in Oman', 1974; 'The origins of the Omani state'; 'Water and tribal settlement in south-east Arabia' (1981).
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialBook materials of Wilkinson are held in the Library. Maps and offprints are held in the AWDU collection.
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Creator_NameWilkinson; John Craven (1934-); geographer and historian
Mgt_GroupMiddle Eastern papers
DS/UK/103Wilkinson; John Craven (1934 -); geographer and historian1934 -
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