Francis Crowther

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Francis Crowther (died 22 July 1917) was a British colonial official in the British Gold Coast for nineteen years.

In 1912 Crowther chaired the Commission of Enquiry into the affairs of the Anlo State which confirmed a list of Anlo chiefs[1] and established the extension of the Anlo state to include Avenor, Afife, Aflao, DzoDze, Fenyi, Klikor, Somye and Weta territories.[2]

Crowther died of Yellow Fever while performing special duties in 1917.[3]


  • (1904) Short History and Description of the Gold Coast Colony, Ashanti, and the Northern Territories London: Waterlow & Sons
  • (1906) 'Notes on a district of the Gold Coast' Quarterly Journal of the Institute of Commercial Research in the Tropics 3: 168-182.
  • (1911) Gold Coast Handbook London (with W. S. D. Tudhope)
  • (1912) Gold Coast: Report for 1911 London: HMSO
  • (1916) Notes for the guidance of district commissioners, Gold Coast Colony Accra: Government Press


  1. ^ Gakleazi, Ameamu. "Rejoinder: Who rules Anlo in the interim". Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Nukunya, G.K. (1999). Kinship and Marriage Among the Anlo Ewe. London: Athlone Press. ISBN 9780485196375. 
  3. ^ Clifford, Elizabeth (1919). Our Days on the Gold Coast. London: John Murray.