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Title Education. Freetown: Fourah Bay College
Section Section I: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969
Date 1946
Document Type Missionary Papers, Manuscript, Correspondence
Library University of Birmingham Library
Reference G3 A 1e 3/1
Notes Mostly typed correspondence relating to the running, location and future status of the college, and Higher Education in West Africa. Principal figures include Rev. H.D. Cooper (Secretary C.M.S.), Rt. Rev. Bishop Horstead, Freetown, Sierra Leone and O.G.R. Williams (West African Affairs, Colonial Office) discuss the colleges' attempts to find a settled location following the requisition of college facilities by the Admiralty during the Second World War.
Region Africa
Names Reverend H. D. Hooper (Secretary of CMS), Rt. Reverend Bishop J. Horstead, O. G. R. Williams (West African Affairs at the Colonial Office), Governor Sir Hubert Stevenson, Reverend F. M. S. Snellgrove (Principal of Fourah Bay College), Sir Edward Midwinter, Robert Gardiner, Dr. Eric Downing
Places West Africa, Sierra Leone, Freetown, Mount Aureol, Fourah Bay, Cline Town, Ibadan, Nigeria, Gold Coast, Ghana
Topics missionary papers, letters, Church Missionary Society, CMS, education, Higher Education policy, missions, colonial government, Colonial Office, War Office, CMS Africa committee, Sierra Leone government, Fourah Bay College, location cost and ownership of college sites, negotiations with Colonial Office, Admiralty and Army, CMS education policy, All Muslim Congress, Gambia Colony, Roman Catholic Mission, Sierra Leone mission, origin, history and impact of the Second World War on Fourah Bay College, programme of educational development, staffing, costs and accommodation, CMS responsibility for higher education in West Africa (2 Jan), Secretary of State's plans for higher education in West Africa (22 July, 5 Sept), range of subjects studied (23 July), impact of Fourah Bay college on Sierra Leone government (18 July), establishment of University and territorial colleges in West Africa, Elliot Report on Higher Education, Reports of the Commission on Higher Education in West Africa (22 July), Sierra Leone Royal Gazette, Statement of the Special CMS Africa Committee (7 August), Compulsory acquisition of land by Colonial Government (24 Sept), Daily Guardian, Phelpes-Stokes Fund, United Nations (14 Nov), UNESCO
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