Photographs of service in the Gold Coast Administration, 1921-1931, and of attendance at an Agricultural Conference held in Ibadan, 1938.
Photographs belonging to George Howard Gibbs
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS.Afr.s.1958
- Dates of Creation1921-1931, 1938
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 volumes
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Administrative / Biographical History
George Howard Gibbs was born in 1889 and died in 1969. During the First World War he served with the 1st Canadian Division and Royal Dublin Fusiliers (1914-1919).
In 1920 Gibbs entered the Colonial Administrative Service. He was posted to the Gold Coast where he held the posts of Assistant District Commissioner (August 1920) and District Commissioner (1925). In 1942 he was transferred to [Rhodesia] as Chief Commissioner of the Northern Territories (1942-1946). Gibbs was awarded the Military Cross and CMG (1944).
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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 Who Was Who and A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).
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Listed as no. 1247 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
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