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Collection Level Description: Photographs relating to the work of Edward Tilt Holmes, with some related papers

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1996
Title: Photographs relating to the work of Edward Tilt Holmes, with some related papers
Dates of Creation: 1926-1951
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: Edward Tilt Holmes

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Edward Tilt Holmes was born in 1903 and educated at Westminster School, and Reading University (diploma in agriculture). His career in the Colonial Service began in 1926 when he was appointed to the post of Agricultural Officer in Nigeria. In 1940 he was promoted to Senior Agricultural Officer and he worked in this capacity in Sierra Leone (from 1940) and in Nigeria (from 1944).

Scope and Content

Photographs and some official papers relating to work as Agricultural Officer in Sierra Leone and Northern Nigeria.

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Listed as no. 1221 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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Holmes | Edward Tilt | b 1903 | Agricultural Officer

Agriculture | Nigeria | Pictorial works

Agriculture | Sierra Leone | Pictorial works

Great Britain | Colonies | Nigeria

Great Britain | Colonies | Sierra Leone

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25 January 2012