Photographs relating to the work of Terence Francis Gethin Hopkins

Scope and Content

Photographs of Nigeria and Gambia, some captioned, relating to colonial administrative service in West Africa (mostly from the 1930s).

Administrative / Biographical History

Terence Francis Gethin Hopkins was born in 1902 and educated at Epsom College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He accepted a commission in the Gloucestershire regiment in 1922, and in 1926 was seconded to the Gold Coast regiment of the Royal West African Frontier Force (1926-1929).

In 1930, Hopkins entered the Colonial Administrative Service as a cadet in Nigeria. After spending the years 1935 to 1939 on secondment to Gambia, he returned to Nigeria, becoming Senior District Officer in 1949, and Resident of Northern Nigeria in 1955 (-1958).

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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

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Listed as no. 1223 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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