Sir David Chalmers papers

Scope and Content

Essay entitled The Law of Trust concerning the history and legality of trust laws in Scotland and England, 1856; Biographical notes on David Peter Chalmers, undated.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir David Patrick (or Peter) Chalmers (1830-1899), advocate, was born in Scotland in 1830. He was educated at the Edinburgh Institution and at Edinburgh University. He was appointed magistrate of Gambia in 1867, of the Gold Coast, 1869, Queen's Advocate of Sierra Leone, 1872, first Chief Justice of Sierra Leone, 1876, Chief Justice of British Guiana, 1878 and Deputy Governor of the Gold Coast, and was a Royal Commissioner for the Rising in Sierra Leone, 1898. He died on 5 August 1899.

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Compiled by Caroline Brown, University of Dundee, and Jenny Cutts, Scottish Archive Network Project.

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