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Collection Level Description: Papers of A.G.C. Hill

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. r. 214
Title: Papers of A.G.C. Hill
Dates of Creation: 1946-1947
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Alexander George Glendon Hill (fl 1900-1986) was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1923 he took the post of Superintendent of Agriculture, Nigeria, then botanist in 1926. He was made Senior Geneticist, Sugarcane Research Station, Mauritius in 1929, and in 1930 was sent to Java to study cane breeding methods. He was Acting Director of Agriculture, Mauritius, 1930-1932 and Director, the East African Agricultural Research Station, Amani, Tanganyika Territory, from 1937.

Scope and Content

Series of captioned photographs of agricultural features, crops and soil conditions in the Gold Coast, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Mauritius, 1946-1947.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The photographs were transferred to the library in March 1984 as part of a larger donation by Hill originally including some printed material.


Further photographs of the Amani Research Station in German East Africa, c1916 were donated by Hill to the library in March 1986.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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Finding Aids

Listed as no. 812 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Hill | A.G.G. | fl 1900-1986 | colonial agriculturalist

Agriculture | Ghana | Pictorial works

Agriculture | Sierra Leone | Pictorial works

Agriculture | Kenya | Pictorial works

Agriculture | Mauritius | Pictorial works

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22 February 2012