Consulting material: To consult archives and manuscripts, a full and unrestricted Bodleian reader's card (Group A) is required. You should apply for your card at the Admissions Office.
Pre-ordering: Before your visit you may order up to ten items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be advised that some collection material is held offsite; we advise pre-ordering at least two working days before your visit to ensure material is available on your arrival.
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).
Photographs of service in the Gold Coast Administration, 1921-1931, and of attendance at an Agricultural Conference held in Ibadan, 1938.
Bodleian reader's ticket required.Reproduction Restrictions
No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.
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).
Gibbs | George Howard | 1889-1969 | Colonial Administrator
Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service
Colonial administrators | Ghana
Agriculture | Ghana | Congresses and conventions
Ghana | Pictorial works