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Collection Level Description: Papers of Edward Mulhearin Lilley

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2232 and Micr. Afr. 649
Title: Papers of Edward Mulhearin Lilley
Dates of Creation: 20th century
Extent: 1 16mm. microfilm and 3 ff.

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Ann Elias, Lilley's daughter, on 4th August 1997.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

The original diaries are held by the donor.

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Access Points

Lilley | Edward Mulhearin | fl 1925-1928 | colonial survey officer | Nigeria

Surveyors | Nigeria | Diaries

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28 February 2012