Sir Allan Chalmers Smith (1893-1980) trained as a barrister-at-law at Grays Inn, and fought in the First World War, 1914-1918. He later served as a police magistrate in Bermuda from 1928 and in Nigeria from 1935. He was made puisne judge in Trinidad, 1938 and the Gold Coast, 1944. He served as Chief Justice, Sierra Leone, 1951-1955. In 1955 he was appointed Attorney-General of Bermuda. He also served as Commissioner of the Pre-Federal Judicial Commission set up in the British West Indies. His final appointment was as an assistant justice in Bermuda in 1956, a post which he held until his retirement in 1965.
Legal papers relating to service in Bermuda, Nigeria, Gold Coast and the West Indies, including judgements, speeches and recordings of meetings, 1926-1955
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Listed as no. 616 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Smith | Allan Chalmers | 1893-1980 | Sir
Bermuda Islands | History | 20th century
Nigeria | History | 1900-1960
Ghana | History | To 1957
West Indies | History | 20th century
Judges | Great Britain | Colonies
Trial transcripts | West Indies | 20th century
Trial transcripts | Africa, West | 20th century