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