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Collection Level Description: Copy Diary of Sylvia G. Ward

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2279
Title: Copy Diary of Sylvia G. Ward
Dates of Creation: 20th century
Extent: 132 ff.

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sylvia G. Ward was the wife of [William Ernest] Frank Ward.

Frank Ward, (b 1900), CMG (1945) was educated at Dulwich College, at Lincoln College, Oxford and at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He was a master at Achimota College, Gold Coast, 1924-1940, Director of Education, Mauritius, 1941-1946 and Deputy Education Adviser, Colonial Office, 1945. He continued as a part-time member of the education advisory staff from 1956 and worked for the Department of [Trade and Commerce], 1961-1963.

Scope and Content

Copy diary, 1926-1945, of Sylvia Ward, recounting her experiences en route by sea to West Africa shortly after her marriage in September 1926 and life in the Gold Coast and Mauritius thereafter.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The diary was donated to the library by Eric Earle on 14th December 1994, with permission from A. Ball, Sylvia Ward's nephew.

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Related Units of Description

Reminiscences by W.E.F. Ward of educational work while on secondment from the Colonial Education Service to the Colonial Office, 1945-1956, and service during that period as a member of the British delegation to UNESCO, 1945-1957 (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 542); typescript memoirs of service as Director of Education, 1941-1945 (ref. MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 273); memorandum on service at Achimota College, Gold Coast, 1924-1940, with related commemorative booklet (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (27); photocopy reminiscences as a master, Achimota College, Gold Coast, 1924-1940 (ref. MSS. Afr. r. 127).

Access Points

Ward | William Ernest Frank | b 1900 | teacher education officer

Ward | Sylvia G. | d 1992 | wife of William Ernest Frank Ward

Ghana | Description and travel

Mauritius | Description and travel

Education | Ghana

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