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Isaac Oluwole (1852-1932), Assistant Bishop of Lagos

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Born in Sierra Leone, Oluwole attended Fourah Bay College, where he was one of the first students to receive a Bachelor degree. From 1879-93 he was Principal of the Christian Missionary Society Lagos Grammar School, and during this time was also ordained a Deacon (1881). In 1893 Oluwole visited England, and was consecrated at St Paul's Cathedral as Assistant Bishop of Western Equatorial Africa, receiving a doctor of divinity degree from the University of Durham. In the same year he moved back to Lagos, remaining as Assistant Bishop when it became a Diocese in 1919.

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Isaac Oluwole

by Elliott & Fry
toned vintage print cabinet card, circa 1893
NPG x125150