- Annual reports of the Ahafo, Dagomba, Wenchi/Sunyani and Kumas districts, Gold Coast (1939-1951)
- Report on the history and organisation of the "Kamnonse" in Dagomba (1948)
- Photographs relating to Davies' service in the Gold Coast.
Photographs and Reports belonging to Arthur W. Davies
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS.Afr.s.1878
- Dates of Creation1939-1951
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 box
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Arthur W. Davies was born in 1915 and educated at the Royal Grammar School in Worcester; and Magdalen College, Oxford. He was on military service during 1936-1943. Davies served as a Colonial Administrator in the Gold Coast, holding the posts of Assistant District Commissioner (1939); District Commissioner (1945); Administrative Officer, class II (1952); and Administrative Officer, class I (1955).
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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).
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Listed as no. 1241 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
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