Photographs belonging to W. H. Reeve, relating to the geology of Northern Rhodesia

Scope and Content

Photographs relating to the geology of Northern Rhodesia.

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).

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


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

Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).

Other 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).

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.