Photographs and Reports belonging to Arthur W. Davies

Scope and Content

  • 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.

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).

Access Information

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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).

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1241 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.