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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.
Typescript copy of official diary as government agent, Gonja District, Ghana, 1955-1956, with introduction, map and illustrations.
The diary was donated to the library by Anderson via Anthony Kirk-Green on 30th September 1999.Access Conditions
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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.Related Units of Description
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).
Anderson | J.C. | b 1921 | colonial civil servant
Great Britain | Colonies | Ghana | Administration
Ghana | History | To 1957