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Collection Level Description: Photographs relating to the work of Terence Francis Gethin Hopkins

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1665
Title: Photographs relating to the work of Terence Francis Gethin Hopkins
Dates of Creation: 1926-1930s
Extent: 404 prints; 85 negatives
Name of Creator: Terence Francis Gethin Hopkins

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

Terence Francis Gethin Hopkins was born in 1902 and educated at Epsom College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He accepted a commission in the Gloucestershire regiment in 1922, and in 1926 was seconded to the Gold Coast regiment of the Royal West African Frontier Force (1926-1929).

In 1930, Hopkins entered the Colonial Administrative Service as a cadet in Nigeria. After spending the years 1935 to 1939 on secondment to Gambia, he returned to Nigeria, becoming Senior District Officer in 1949, and Resident of Northern Nigeria in 1955 (-1958).

Scope and Content

Photographs of Nigeria and Gambia, some captioned, relating to colonial administrative service in West Africa (mostly from the 1930s).

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. 1223 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Hopkins | Terence Francis Gethin | b 1902 | Colonial Administrator

Colonial administrators | Africa, West

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Nigeria | Officials and employees

Gambia | Officials and employees


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