Papers of Geoffrey Milne
Diaries, reports, memoranda, correspondence, etc. of Geoffrey Milne, as soil scientist in East Africa and the West Indies, 1924-1942; with "Soils of Sukumaland" (Tanganyika): a final report by C.G.T. Morrison, 1956, and miscellaneous printed material, 1924-1959.
- Creation: 1924-1959
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Brit.Emp.s.457].
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CMD ID 3302
Biographical / Historical
Geoffrey Milne was born in 1898 and educated at Hymers College in Hull and Leeds University. During 1917-1919 he was on military service. In September 1923 he was appointed as an assistant lecturer at Leeds University. Five years later, in September 1928, he was appointed to the post of soil chemist at the East African Agricultural Research Station in Amani, Tanganyika Territory. Compiled with reference to A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).
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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.
Listed as no. 927 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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- Milne | Geoffrey | b 1898 | Agricultural Scientist Colonial Service (Person)
- Morrison | C G T | fl 1956 (Person)
- East African Agricultural Research Station (Organisation)
- Papers of Geoffrey Milne
- Marion Lowman
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