Photographs belonging to George Howard Gibbs

Scope and Content

Photographs of service in the Gold Coast Administration, 1921-1931, and of attendance at an Agricultural Conference held in Ibadan, 1938.

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 Whoand A Biographical 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. 1247 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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