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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


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  • English

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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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Listed as no. 927 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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Papers of Geoffrey Milne
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom