Photocopied Typescript by Richard Addis

Scope and Content

Reflections on the first general elections in the Gambia, May 1960, by Richard Addis following his involvement in the registration of voters and the supervision of electoral procedure. Photocopied typescript.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Addis joined the Overseas Civil Service in 1955 after taking a Law degree and the First Devonshire course at Oxford University (a training course for people entering the Colonial Service). Until 1959 Addis worked in Malaya and went through internal self government, the end of the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) and 'Merdeka'. He then transferred to the Gambia and served up river in Mansakonko and Kerewan, and as Commissioner Upper River Division in Basse, before being posted to the Establishment Office in Bathurst. He took part in the first general elections in the territory.

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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

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Listed as no. 1234 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994(Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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