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Collection Level Description: Papers of William A. R. Walker

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1709
Title: Papers of William A. R. Walker
Dates of Creation: 1930-1935
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: William A. R. Walker

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

William Alexander Riddell Walker was born in 1906 and educated at St. Alban's School, and Glasgow University. He entered the Colonial Administrative Service as a cadet in 1930. He was posted to the Gold Coast where, in 1931, he was appointed to the post of Assistant District Commissioner.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, synopsis of lectures, etc., relating to service as Administrative Officer in the Gold Coast, 1930-1935.

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Listed as no. 1271 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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Walker | William Alexander Riddel | b 1906 | Administrative Officer Colonial Service

Colonial administrators | Ghana

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Ghana | Officials and employees

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