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Guide to the West Africa photograph album Bernath Mss 469
Bernath Mss 469  
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Description
Gold Coast Colony, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, circa 1938-1942. Photograph album of trade and transport in British Crown Colonies of West Africa, kept by Major Clarence Henry, whilst on the SS Nigerian cargo steam ship.
Background
Major Clarence Henry whilst on the SS Nigerian cargo steam ship kept a photograph album of trade and transport in British Crown Colonies of West Africa, (Gold Coast Colony, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria). The album provides a unique window into the arduous work of the naval merchant service. It is a rare in depth visual chronicle. "This album may hold images of the last and fatal commission of SS Nigerian, being laden with cargo, and sunk by Germans in December 1942 on a voyage from Nigeria to Trinidad." "Both Nigeria and the Gold Coast played a leading role in the development of rubber and cocoa production from 1880 to 1913, gaining tremendous value for its exports." (excerpts from Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts website 05/22/14)
Extent
0.92 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.