Bodleian Library logo

Department of Special Collections
Contact Information
Search All Online Catalogues

Consulting material: To consult archives and manuscripts, a full and unrestricted Bodleian reader's card (Group A) is required. You should apply for your card at the Admissions Office.

Pre-ordering: Before your visit you may order up to ten items by emailing Please be advised that some collection material is held offsite; we advise pre-ordering at least two working days before your visit to ensure material is available on your arrival.

Collection Level Description: Reminiscences of W.E.F. Ward

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 542
Title: Reminiscences of W.E.F. Ward
Dates of Creation: 1991
Extent: 36 ff.

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

[William Ernest] 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 Achomota 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

The Colonial Office 1945-1956, typescript reminiscences, 1991 of educational work while on secondment from the Colonial Education Service to the Colonial Office; Early Days in UNESCO & the United Nations 1945-1957, typescript reminiscences, 1991, of service as a member of the British delegation to UNESCO.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Ward in November 1991.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of 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.

Related Units of Description

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); copy of the diary, 1926-1945 of his wife, Sylvia G. Ward (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 2279).

Access Points

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

Great Britain. Colonial Office | Officials and employees | Biography


Great Britain | Colonies | Education

Transformation from XML to HTML by Lawrence Mielniczuk
19 March 2012