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Photographs belonging to George Howard Gibbs


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Photographs of service in the Gold Coast Administration, 1921-1931, and of attendance at an Agricultural Conference held in Ibadan, 1938.


  • Creation: 1921-1931, 1938


2 Volumes

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  • English

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Biographical / Historical

George Howard Gibbs was born in 1889 and died in 1969. During the First World War he served with the 1st Canadian Division and Royal Dublin Fusiliers (1914-1919).

In 1920 Gibbs entered the Colonial Administrative Service. He was posted to the Gold Coast where he held the posts of Assistant District Commissioner (August 1920) and District Commissioner (1925). In 1942 he was transferred to [Rhodesia] as Chief Commissioner of the Northern Territories (1942-1946). Gibbs was awarded the Military Cross and CMG (1944). Compiled with reference to Who Was Whoand A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).

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Listed as no. 1247 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Photographs belonging to George Howard Gibbs
Marion Lowman
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom