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Sir Solomon and Lady Thelma Hochoy papers

Identifier: SC14

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters, photographs, legal and financial documents, handwritten notes and newspaper clippings. The documents cover Solomon Hochoy's role as Governor than as Governor-General. Also included are documents relating to Thelma Hochoy's extensive involvement in social welfare, including her fundraising activities on behalf of the Lady Hochoy Home.


  • Creation: 1937-1997

Biographical / Historical

Solomon Hochoy was born in Jamaica on 20 April 1905 and arrived in Trinidad and Tobago as an infant. Starting off as a Tally Clerk in the Coastal Steamers Department in 1927, he rose through the ranks of the Civil Service to become Colonial Secretary in 1956. He became the first local Governor of Trinidad and Tobago in 1960 and served as Governor-General from 1962 to 1972. He died on 15 November 1983. Thelma Edna Hochoy, nee Huggins, was born on 17 September 1910 in Ste Madeleine, Trinidad. Date of marriage: 3 February 1935; main interest: social welfare.


2 Linear Feet

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Other Finding Aids

A WINISIS database exists for this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Fr. Ronald Mendes, Principal of St. Mary's College, donated the papers to The University of the West Indies on behalf of Cora Lee Lum, Lady Hochoy's niece.


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Sir Solomon and Lady Thelma Hochoy papers
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Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
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