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Dorothy Grace Wilkinson Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 350

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a thesis submitted to the Teacher Training Department of Kumasi College of Technology, recollections of Wilkinson's resisidence in Sawston, Cambridgeshire, and an autobiographical audio recording.


  • Creation: 1957 - 1989


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Biographical / Historical

Dorothy Grace Wilkinson (née Stubbing) was born in 1904 and trained to be a teacher. During the early 1930s, she taught for the Church Missionary Society for four years at Kings College, Budo, Uganda. She returned to England in the late 1930s, during which time she married. From 1941 Wilkinson taught in several schools in Ghana including Achimota College (1941-1946), Achimota Training College (1946-1951), Kumasi College of Technology (1951-1957), and Winneba Training College (1958-1965). She was active in the Girl Guides both in England and in Africa. Her contributions to teaching and Guiding were recognised by the award of the MBE in 1959. She retired from teaching in 1965 and returned to England.


3 volume(s) : paper/photograph/audio tape

1 cassette(s) (1 cassette)

1 sheet(s) (1 sheet)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Rosemary Mathew, niece of Mrs Wilkinson, in 2007.

Related Materials

See RCS Y3011R/36 for a photograph of students at Kumasi College of Technology.


This collection level description was created by MJC.


Wilkinson, Dorothy Grace, 1904-1994, née Stubbings, teacher

Includes index.
2008-01-16 11:33:28+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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