[Guard of Honour, Nassau, August 22 1899], 1899-08
Scope and Contents
86 x 70 mm. Showing colleagues of Bell lined up on the quayside in a mock military parade on his departure from the Bahamas to take up his appointment as Administrator of Dominica: 'Left Nassau today much to my regret. A great number of people came to see me off, and I had no idea I had made so many friends here. By way of a genial joke, Spencer-Churchill, Rees Davies, Harcourt Malcolm and a number of other good fellows formed up into a Guard of Honour and 'presented sticks' at me as I left the wharf. This is a foretaste of my gubernatorial future.' (Bell 1946, p 4).
The figures are identified on the reverse in Bell's hand (additional information from Bahamas Blue Books and other sources):
Captain John Kemys George Thomas Spencer Churchill CMG (1835-1913), Administrator of the Bahamas 1898-1905.
Harold Stewart Gladstone, Private Secretary and Clerk to the Executive Council 1901-04.
N.S.V. Solomon, Clerk in Receiver General and Treasurer's Department 1895-1903.
Harcourt Gladstone Malcolm (1875-1936), Deputy Speaker in the House of Assembly 1901-14, Speaker 1914-35.
Henry Benjamin Lennox Jameson, Port Officer 1894-1914.
Charles Arthur Fraser, Commandant of Police 1894-1912.
(Sir) William Rees-Davies (1863-1939), Attorney General 1898-1902 and later Chief Justice of Hong Kong 1912-24.
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Fair condition, slight fading.
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Bell, Sir (Henry Hesketh Joudou, 1864-1952, Knight, colonial governor) (Person)