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Collection Level Description: Official diary of J.C. Anderson

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2317
Title: Official diary of J.C. Anderson
Dates of Creation: 1955-1956
Extent: 21 ff.

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

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

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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.

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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).

Access Points

Anderson | J.C. | b 1921 | colonial civil servant

Great Britain | Colonies | Ghana | Administration

Ghana | History | To 1957


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