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Papers of George Frederic Howard as engineer on the Gold Coast Railways

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MS. 7069

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Papers, 1915-1959, of George Frederic Howard comprising
  1. (file 1) diary, Dec 1933-Oct 1934, describing one tour during his time working on the Gold Coast Railways with a few letters, 1937-1941, sent to Howard by members of his staff at the Sekondi Machine Shop
  2. (file 2) photographs, 1915-1959, of Howard and his wife and of Gold Coast scenes including Sekondi Machine Shop staff, Sekondi tennis club events and illuminated address presented to Howard on his retirement in 1941.

Dates

  • 1915-1959

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. 7069
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Shelfmark:

MS. 7069

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7069.ID 7326

Overview

Papers of George Frederic Howard as engineer on the Gold Coast Railways.

Biographical / Historical

George Frederic Howard was born at Cringleford near Norwich on 25 March 1891. He trained as an apprentice engineer at HMS Ganges at Shotlely near Ipswich, working on submarines. He married Frances Elizabeth Morgan (known as 'Fem') in around 1915 and they had one son and two daughters.

In 1919 Howard applied to the Crown Agents to go to the Gold Coast as an engineer on the Gold Coast Railways. He rose to become foreman of the machine shop at Sekondi Works and did not return permanently to England until 1941. He lived in Ipswich until his death on 16 April 1976.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by George Frederic Howard's grandson, Nigel Tattersfield, in 2013.
Title
Papers of George Frederic Howard as engineer on the Gold Coast Railways
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
Date
2017
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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