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Collection Level Description: Photocopied Typescript by Richard Addis

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.2129
Title: Photocopied Typescript by Richard Addis
Dates of Creation: 1963
Extent: 28 ff.
Name of Creator: Richard Addis

Language of Material: eng

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Richard Addis on the 27 February 1992.

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

Access Points

Addis | Richard | fl 1960 | Civil Servant

Elections | Gambia

Election monitoring | Gambia

Election officials | Gambia

Voting registrars | Gambia

Voter registration | Gambia

Gambia | Officials and employees

Gambia | Politics and government | 20th century

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