Album of Photographs belonging to Logie Weir Wilson

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).

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).

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


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 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. 1433 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.