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).
Album of Photographs belonging to Logie Weir Wilson
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS.Afr.r.222
- Dates of Creation1948-1949
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description15 ff.
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Scope and Content
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).
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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 Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).
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Listed as no. 1433 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
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