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Hawkins collection on Nigeria

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043WW

Scope and Contents

A collection of Kodachrome transparencies of Nigeria from the collection of Canon David and Mrs Lois Hawkins. The transparencies are all captioned as listed. It is believed that they were used by the Hawkins in deputation work in England during their periodic home leaves.


  • Creation: 1950 - 1966


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Biographical / Historical

David Frederick Cox Hawkins (1917-1997) went as a teacher to the Niger Mission of the Church Missionary Society in about 1937 and served in Onitsha and Awka in the (then) Eastern Region. He was ordained deacon in 1948 and priest in 1949. Lois Talbot went to Nigeria as a teacher and they married in the early sixties. They left Nigeria during the Biafra War and David took a curacy in Leckhampton in 1969. He held a number of incumbencies in the West Country, retiring in 1982.


74 item(s) (74 images)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the sister of Mrs Lois Hawkins, through Mr Geoffrey Hill, in September 1999.


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

Date information

DateText: The transparencies are all stamped 'August 1966', but Mr Geoffrey Hill dates them to the 1950s and 1960s..


Hawkins, David Frederick Cox, 1917-1997, clergyman

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