A memoir of life as a colonial officer in Sierra Leone, West Africa
Scope and Contents
Memoir (228 pages) accompanied by notes and rough drafts (circa 100 pages). An index is filed with the collection.
- 1961 - 1964
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 email@example.com. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
Biographical / Historical
William Wright served in West Africa during the Second World War, and entered the colonial administration in Sierra Leone in 1949 as an Assistant District Commissioner. He became a District Commissioner in 1949 and an Administrative Officer in 1959. Between 1961 and 1964 he worked for Laycock Engineering in Sheffield as a Contracts Manager, before returning to the colonial service with postings to Aden and Botswana.
1 archive box(es) (1 box) : paper
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by William Wright's daughter, Janice Henney, in 2008.
DateText: The memoir covers the period from 1949-61..
Wright, William John Rainy, 1911-85, colonial administrator
- 2015-06-09 11:45:39+00:00
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository
Cambridge University Library
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom
Map Dept enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
all other enquiries: email@example.com