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Smyly Sierra Leone and Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana] Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30446M

Scope and Contents

A collection including a black album, containing 29 photographs and with eight blank sides, and loose prints and negatives, relating to the career of Sir Crampton Smyly. There are typed captions which have been used as the basis of catalogue entries. As well as photographs of the visit to Sierra Leone of the Duke of Connaught on 15 December 1910, there are numerous photographs of events of 1929, the year in which Sir Crampton Smyly retired.


  • Creation: 1910 - 1929


Conditions Governing Access

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59 item(s) (59 images)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Related Materials

For other collections of Smyly see Y30446L and Y30448L. The early photographs, of the visit to Sierra Leone of the Duke of Connaught, are duplicates of the photographs in the Carmichael Smith Collection at Y30446C. See also Y30446L/59-60.


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


Smyly, Sir, Philip Crampton, 1866-1953, Knight and colonial administrator

Includes index.
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Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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