'Thirty years ago': reminiscences by Philip Tengely
Scope and Contents
Unpublished typescript and manuscript reminiscences of Tengely's service in West Africa, 134 pages, with 12 inserted photographs. The account describes Accra, Elmina, Abbeokuta, Ibadan, Sierra Leone and Benin, with particular reference to African traditions, ceremonies and beliefs. There is an accompanying letter from the author to the Royal African Society, 22 June 1939, and the Society's acknowledgement, 26 June 1939.
- Tengely, Philip Louis, 1875 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Philip Louis Tengely was born in 1875. He entered the Civil Service in British Guiana in 1892, and served in the Land and Audit Departments. He was appointed 2nd Class Supervisor, Customs, in the Gold Coast in February 1905, and transferred to Southern Nigeria as Assistant Auditor on 3 July 1905. He moved to Sierra Leone in the same capacity on 14 February 1908, but was invalided in April 1909.
1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : paper/photograph
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Other Finding Aids
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 87. The photographs are described at Y3043LL in the photograph catalogue.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented by the Royal African Society in 1972, which received the reminiscences from Philip Tengely on 22 June 1939.
Existence and Location of Copies
Available on microfilm: Reel 6.
This collection level description was created by RAS.
Tengely, Philip Louis, b 1875
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