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A pictorial record of life in the Colonial Service in West Africa, 1953-1966, 2001

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 317/2a

Scope and Contents

A collection of nearly 900 labelled photographs and maps compiled by J.M.A. Sly, relating to his years on Colonial Service Courses and in the Colonial Service in West Africa. The text lists events month by month. It is mostly concerned with southern Nigeria, but also covers tours to the Cameroons, Dahomey, Togoland, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. There are indexes of persons, places and events, animals and plants. There is an introduction by A.G.E. Sly explaining the background to the document.


  • 2001

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2 volume(s) (2 volumes (384 pages)) : paper/photograph

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

The contents of the volume are stored on a computer disk, RCMS 317/2b.



Finding aid date

2004-02-19 14:29:29+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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