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Collection Level Description: Photographs belonging to W. H. Reeve, relating to the geology of Northern Rhodesia

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.r.217
Title: Photographs belonging to W. H. Reeve, relating to the geology of Northern Rhodesia
Dates of Creation: 1950-1961
Extent: 153 prints
Name of Creator: W. H. Reeve

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

W. H. Reeve was born in 1906 and educated at Ossett Grammar School, and the University of Leeds. He spent much of 1935 to 1943 working as an assistant field geologist in Tanganyika (from 1935) and Nyasaland (from 1943), except for a period during 1940 to 1943 when he was on military service. In 1943, he joined the public works department in Kenya as an engineer-geologist; he became senior engineer-geologist in 1949. Reeve transferred to Northern Rhodesia in 1951 as chief geologist in the department of labour and mines; the following year he was appointed director of a geological survey (1952-1961).

Scope and Content

Photographs relating to the geology of Northern Rhodesia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.

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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

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

Listed as no. 882 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Reeve | W H | fl 1950-1961 | geologist in Africa

Geologists | Africa

Geology | Zambia | Photographs

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17 January 2012