Heritage Materials

Heritage Materials

 


These materials consist primarily of the African, Furley and Folio collections which are being kept at the Africana section of the Balme Library, University of Ghana. Furley and Folio were Dutch writers in the colonial period in the history of Ghana

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The collection includes documentary materials relating to the history of Ghana, old books, maps, engravings, pamphlets and manuscripts but most of all archival material. Some portions of the Furley collection contains essays on the local history, customs histories and constitutions of the various tribes of the Gold Coast which was later published in two slim volumes by Welman on Ahanta and Peki

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Furley presented his enormous collection of documentary materials of various kinds to the library of the University College of the Gold Coast. After his death, his widow added to this collection some materials which Furley had collected in the last years of his life

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