Papers of Edward Mulhearin Lilley
Positive microfilm of the diary of Edward Mulhearin Lilley, 1925-1928, with photocopies of letters relating to his resignation as survey officer, Nigeria and length of service, 1928, 1938.
- 20th century
1 16mm. microfilm and 3 ff.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Afr. s. 2232 and Micr. Afr. 649].
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MSS. Afr. s. 2232 and Micr. Afr. 649
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 2930
Biographical / Historical
Edward Mulhearin Lilley (1900-1975) was Rhodes Scholar for Tasmania in 1921 (Merton, Oxford, 1921-1924). After completing his degree he joined the Colonial Service as a probationer in the Survey Department, Nigeria, from 1924, then as a survey officer, 1925-1928. After his resignation, he took up a teaching position in England, and returned to Tasmania in 1932.
Other Finding Aids
The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated to the library by Ann Elias, Lilley's daughter, on 4th August 1997.
Existence and Location of Originals
The original diaries are held by the donor.
- Papers of Edward Mulhearin Lilley
- Paul Davidson
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