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Collection Level Description: Diaries of Humphrey Alan W. Morrice

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1457
Title: Diaries of Humphrey Alan W. Morrice
Dates of Creation: 1936-1959
Extent: 15 volumes
Name of Creator: Humphrey Alan W. Morrice

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Humphrey Alan W. Morrice (1906-1959), CMG, was educated at Wellington College, and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He was on military service during 1940 to 1944, serving with the Royal Engineers and Sudan Defence Force.

In 1934 Morrice joined the Sudan government service where he later held the posts of Assistant Director of Irrigation (1951), Irrigation Advisor and Director of Irrigation (1953), and Adviser on Drainage and Irrigation to the Colonial Office (1958).

Scope and Content

Diaries relating to Morrice's service in the Sudan Irrigation Department (1936-1939, 1950-1954), and in the Royal Engineers and Sudan Defence Force (1940-1944), with trek notes, Sudan (1946-1948), and diaries of trips to India, USA, Africa, etc. (1950-1959).

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Listed as no. 1059 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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Morrice | Humphrey Alan W | 1906-1959 | civil servant in Sudan


Civil service



World War, 1939-1945 | Sudan | Personal narratives, British

Sudan | Description and travel

India | Description and travel

United States | Description and travel

Africa | Description and travel

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