A scrapbook of letters, documents and ephemera collected by John Joseph Crooks during his time serving in Sierra Leone.;
|Main Creator:||Crooks, John Joseph|
A bound manuscript volume which includes letters of appointment, travel passes, memorial cards, administration letters and various newspaper cuttings. Material relating to the Third Anglo-Ashanti War of 1873-4, a Justice of the Peace indenture, Royal Humane Society testimonial award letters, printed gazette and proclamation notices and information on a local peace treaty are also pasted into the volume. J. J. Crooks was born in Queen's County [Laois] in 1842. He was educated at the Royal Hibernian Military School, Dublin where he stayed until 1857 when he enlisted in the British Army. After serving during the third Anglo-Ashanti War he was appointed to the Colonial Service rising to become administrator of Sierra Leone. After retirement he returned to Dublin writing a number of historical books, while living at Brighton Road, Rathgar where he died on 9 September 1928.
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Physical description: 1 ; bound volume
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|MS 42,121||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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