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
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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
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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
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