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Collection Level Description: Photographs belonging to George Howard Gibbs

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1958
Title: Photographs belonging to George Howard Gibbs
Dates of Creation: 1921-1931, 1938
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of Creator: George Howard Gibbs

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

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).

Scope and Content

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

Administrative Information

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.

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

Access Points

Gibbs | George Howard | 1889-1969 | Colonial Administrator

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Colonial administrators | Ghana

Agriculture | Ghana | Congresses and conventions

Ghana | Pictorial works


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24 January 2012