Papers of William A. R. Walker

Scope and Content

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, synopsis of lectures, etc., relating to service as Administrative Officer in the Gold Coast, 1930-1935.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Alexander Riddell Walker was born in 1906 and educated at St. Alban's School, and Glasgow University. He entered the Colonial Administrative Service as a cadet in 1930. He was posted to the Gold Coast where, in 1931, he was appointed to the post of Assistant District Commissioner.

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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).

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Listed as no. 1271 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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