Papers of Edward Mulhearin Lilley

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 2232 and Micr. Afr. 649
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 16mm. microfilm and 3 ff.

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.

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.

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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

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Conditions Governing Use

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

Additional Information

The original diaries are held by the donor.