Papers of A.G.C. Hill

Scope and Content

Series of captioned photographs of agricultural features, crops and soilconditions in the Gold Coast, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Mauritius, 1946-1947.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander George Glendon Hill (fl 1900-1986) was educated at Trinity College, Dublin.In 1923 he took the post of Superintendent of Agriculture, Nigeria, then botanistin 1926. He was made Senior Geneticist, Sugarcane Research Station,Mauritius in 1929, and in 1930 was sent to Java to study cane breeding methods.He was Acting Director of Agriculture, Mauritius, 1930-1932 and Director, theEast African Agricultural Research Station, Amani, Tanganyika Territory, from1937.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 812 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Conditions Governing Use

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


Further photographs of the Amani Research Station in German East Africa, c1916were donated by Hill to the library in March 1986.