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Photocopied Typescript by Richard Addis

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Reflections on the first general elections in the Gambia, May 1960, by Richard Addis following his involvement in the registration of voters and the supervision of electoral procedure. Photocopied typescript.


  • 1963


28 Leaves

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CMD ID 371

Biographical / Historical

Richard Addis joined the Overseas Civil Service in 1955 after taking a Law degree and the First Devonshire course at Oxford University (a training course for people entering the Colonial Service). Until 1959 Addis worked in Malaya and went through internal self government, the end of the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) and "Merdeka". He then transferred to the Gambia and served up river in Mansakonko and Kerewan, and as Commissioner Upper River Division in Basse, before being posted to the Establishment Office in Bathurst. He took part in the first general elections in the territory.

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Listed as no. 1234 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994(Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Richard Addis on the 27 February 1992.
Photocopied Typescript by Richard Addis
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