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Thirty years ago by Philip Tengely

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043LL

Scope and Contents

Unpublished reminiscences of Tengely's service in West Africa, 134 pages, illustrated with original photographs, presumably by the author.


  • Creation: 1939


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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.


12 item(s) (12 images)

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Other Finding Aids

The photographs are listed in the typescript photograph catalogue. The reminiscences are described at RCMS 143 in the manuscripts catalogue, and are stored, with the photographs, in the Manuscripts Collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the Royal African Society in 1972, which received the collection from Philip Tengely on 22 June 1939.


This collection level description was entered by SG and RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Tengely, Philip Louis, b 1875

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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