Letters from Geoffrey Bussell Masefield

Scope and Content

Letters from Geoffrey Bussell Masefield (and one from his wife, Joy) while at the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad (1934-1935) and as an Agricultural Officer in Uganda (1935-1945).

Administrative / Biographical History

Geoffrey Bussell Masefield was born in 1911 and educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford. He served as an Agricultural Officer in Uganda (1935-1945).

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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 nos. 183 and 350 in Manuscript Collections (Africana and non-Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Supplementary accessions to the end of 1977 and Cumulative Index, compiled by Wendy S. Byrne (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1978).

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