Diaries of Humphrey Alan W. Morrice

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).

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).

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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).

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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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