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General Legislative Council of the Leeward Islands, March 1914, 1914-03

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011E/62A

Scope and Contents

250 x 196 mm. A group photograph of the administrators assembled for the meeting of the General Legislative Council of the Leeward Islands which was opened by Bell on March 17 1914. This is no doubt the photograph mentioned by Bell in his letter : 'Very good photos of myself and my lieutenants and staff were taken, in our uniforms, and you will see them later.' (Bell 1914, March 28).

Figures positively identified in the photograph are:
Sir Henry Hesketh Bell, seated in centre of group.
Sir Thomas Laurence Roxburgh (1853-1945) seated at right. Roxburgh served in the Colonial Civil Service in Jamaica for some years and was Administrator of St. Christopher and Nevis from 1906-1915.
Sir Thomas Alexander vans Best (1870-1941), seated at left. At this period, Colonial Secretary of the Leeward Islands, Best later served in Trinidad (Colonial Secretary 1919-25) and Malta (Lieutenant Governor 1925-30), before ending his career as Governor of the Windward Islands from 1930-33.
Lieutenant Colonel Wilfred Bennett Davidson-Houston (1870-1960), standing second from right. After military service in Mashonaland and West Africa, Davidson-Houston was appointed Commissioner of Montserrat in 1906. He later served as Administrator of St. Lucia 1918-27; Acting Governor of the Windward Islands 1923, 1923-24 and 1925; Chief Secretary, Nyasaland 1927-30; Acting Governor, Nyasaland 1929, 1930.
Thomas Leslie Hardtman Jarvis ( - ), at right of back row. Commissioner of the Virgin Islands 1909-13.
Benyon, standing second from left. A.D.C. to Sir Henry Hesketh Bell.
The two remaining figures have not been individually identified but are probably:
Thomas Stafford Sidney (1863-1917), Attorney General of the Leeward Islands 1909-1917.
William Douglas Auchinleck (1848-1932) Auditor General of the Leeward Islands 1907-23.










Dates

  • 1914-03

Conditions Governing Access

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

Y3011E/62 and CN 694.

General

SG.

Originator(s)

Unknown

Finding aid date

2004-06-22 10:23:34+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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