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Official diary of J.C. Anderson

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MSS. Afr. s. 2317

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Typescript copy of official diary as government agent, Gonja District, Ghana, 1955-1956, with introduction, map and illustrations.


  • 1955-1956


21 ff.

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MSS. Afr. s. 2317

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 442

Biographical / Historical

J.C. Anderson (b 1921) graduated from Lincoln College, Oxford and served in the armed forces, 1941-1942, attaining the rank of 2nd lieutenant. He became assistant district commissioner, Gold Coast, 1942, district commissioner, 1951 and administrative officer in the Ghana Civil Service, cl. II, 1956.

Other Finding Aids

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The diary was donated to the library by Anderson via Anthony Kirk-Green on 30th September 1999.

Related Materials

Xerox copies of handing-over notes, Gonja District, Gold Coast, 1956; informal diaries as assistant district commissioner, 1943-1947 and government agent, 1954; Council accounts, February and June 1955 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 943).
Official diary of J.C. Anderson
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom