Papers of George Frederic Howard as engineer on the Gold Coast Railways
Bodleian Library, University of OxfordLucy McCann
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Shelfmark(s): MS. 7069
Title: Papers of George Frederic Howard as engineer on the Gold Coast Railways
Dates of Creation: 1915-1959
Extent: 1 box
Language(s) of Material: English
George Frederic Howard was born at Cringleford near Norwich on 25 March 1891. He trained as an apprentice engineer at HMS
Ganges at Shotlely near Ipswich, working on submarines. He married Frances Elizabeth Morgan (known as 'Fem') in around 1915 and
they had one son and two daughters.
In 1919 Howard applied to the Crown Agents to go to the Gold Coast as an engineer on the Gold Coast Railways. He rose to become
foreman of the machine shop at Sekondi Works and did not return permanently to England until 1941. He lived in Ipswich until
his death on 16 April 1976.
Scope and Content
Papers, 1915-1959, of George Frederic Howard comprising
- (file 1) diary, Dec 1933-Oct 1934, describing one tour during his time working on the Gold Coast Railways with a few letters,
1937-1941, sent to Howard by members of his staff at the Sekondi Machine Shop
- (file 2) photographs, 1915-1959, of Howard and his wife and of Gold Coast scenes including Sekondi Machine Shop staff, Sekondi
tennis club events and illuminated address presented to Howard on his retirement in 1941.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by George Frederic Howard's grandson, Nigel Tattersfield, in 2013.
Preferred Form of Citation
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. 7069
Howard | George Frederic | 1891-1976 | engineer
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