Printed 'Memorandum on Programme of the Visit of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, K.G., to Sierra Leone on 6th & 7th April 1925.'

Visit of the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII] to Sierra Leone, 1925 [Alexander Howard Ross (1880-1965), Commissioner, Southern Province of Sierra Leone, 1920-1928]
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[Freetown, Sierra Leone?] '437-150. 14-3-25. [i.e. 14 March 1925]'.
SKU: 13681

21pp., 12mo. Printed with blue ink on cream paper. Saddle-stitched with blue ribbon, in light blue printed wraps. In fair condition, aged, worn and lightly creased. An interesting document, providing local information and casting light on the protocol of a Royal Visit. The document begins: '6th April. | I. 9.05 a.m. H.E. the Governor leaves Government House, accompanied by Staff, and drives to Government Wharf. | 9.10 a.m. The Governor, Mr. Basevi and Lieutenant Harrison embark on the Governor's Barge from the Eastern Jetty. By permission of Commander Geary Hill a launch from H.M.S. "Endeavour" will also proceed to the "Repulse" as "spare" launch. Harbour Master will embark in this launch. | 9.15 a.m. The Governor and Staff go on board H.M.S. "Repulse." Spare launch lies off the Ship. | 9.50 a.m. Major the Honourable Piers Legh, Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander White, Lieutenant W. D. C. Greenacre and Lieutenant Harrison enter the spare launch and lie off clear of the gangway. | 2. 10.00 a.m. H.R.H. the Prince of Wales and H.E. the Governor, accompanied by Staff Officers, enter the Governor's Barge in the following order: | Mr. Basevi | Captain Dudley North | Sir Godfrey Thomas | Vice-Admiral Sir Lionel Halsey | H.E. the Governor | H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. | The Barge leaves for the Eastern Jetty and is followed by the spare launch.' With the ownership inscription of 'Howard Ross C.S.P.' at the head of the title, with 'H Ross | C.S.P.' on the cover, and a couple of pencil notes by Ross in the text. Excessively scarce: no copies on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC.