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Collection Level Description: Album of Photographs belonging to Logie Weir Wilson

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.r.222
Title: Album of Photographs belonging to Logie Weir Wilson
Dates of Creation: 1948-1949
Extent: 15 ff.
Name of Creator: Logie Weir Wilson

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Logie Weir Wilson, OBE, was born in 1894 and educated at Giggleswick School, Settle and Trinity College, Dublin. After military service (1914-1919) he entered the British Colonial Service in Sierra Leone where he served as Assistant District Commissioner (1919); District Commissioner (1926); Admin[istrative] Staff G[overnor] (1940), and Chief Commissioner (1947).

Scope and Content

Album of photographs relating to Logie Weir Wilson's service as Chief Commissioner, Sierra Leone, 1948-1949. Included are photographs of: Logie Wilson and his wife Gladys (d 1984); people who worked for the Wilsons; local people; people during Ramadan; the Chief Commissioner's House; Government House in Freetown, and the District Commissioner's house (including photographs of the District Commissioner, Dick Cox).

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Listed as no. 1433 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Wilson | Logie Weir | 1894-1961 | Colonial Administrator

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Colonial Administrators | Sierra Leone | Photographs

Sierra Leone | Social life and customs | Pictorial works

Sierra Leone | Officials and employees | Pictorial works


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