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Collection Level Description: Papers of Lieutenant-Colonel Angus Colin Duncan-Johnstone

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.593
Title: Papers of Lieutenant-Colonel Angus Colin Duncan-Johnstone
Dates of Creation: 1922-1957
Extent: 6 volumes
Name of Creator: Angus Colin Duncan-Johnstone

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Lieutenant-Colonel Angus Colin Duncan-Johnstone was born in 1889 and educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond; in Germany, and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He served in the Colonial Administrative Service in the Gold Coast from 1913 to 1942, except for a period during World War I (1915-1917) when he was attached to the Gold Coast Regiment. During these 29 years, Duncan-Johnstone was Assistant District Commissioner (1913); District Commissioner (1922); Provincial Commissioner of Eastern Province (1928), and Commissioner of Southern Province (1929). He also held, in addition to his normal duties, a number of special appointments. He was Officer in Charge of Military Police and Prisons in Togoland (now Togo) (1915); Officer in Charge of ex-King Prempeh's repatriation from the Seychelles (1924); Staff Officer for Ashanti for the visit of HRH the Prince of Wales (1925), and acting Chief Commissioner in the Northern Territories (December 1929 to January 1930, June-October 1932). He was awarded the Gold Coast Local Forces Efficiency Decoration in 1939.

Scope and Content

Diaries, reports, correspondence, press cuttings, etc. relating to his service in the Gold Coast (now Ghana).

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Colonial Records Project.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room and a handlist is also available for this collection.

Listed as no. 464 in Manuscript Collections (Africana and non-Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Supplementary accessions to the end of 1977 and Cumulative Index, compiled by Wendy S. Byrne (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1978).

Access Points

Duncan-Johnstone | Angus Colin | b 1889 | Colonial Administrator

Colonial administrators | Ghana

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Ghana | Officials and employees


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