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CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
LevelFonds
Ref NoMS 3282
TitleTwo forestry maps of Northern Barotseland (modern Zambia)
Date1930s
Extent0.10 linear metres
Creator NameMartin, J D (fl 1930-1939; resident in North Barotseland
Administrative HistoryJ.D. Martin worked in North Barotseland (now in Zambia) in the 1930s, possibly in forestry. He or she does not appear to have been a graduate of Aberdeen University, although two forestry maps of North Barotseland from Martin are in Aberdeen University Special Libraries and Archives. Nothing else is known of him or her.

The depositor, Colin Duff, commented in 1987 that, 'Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, might provide quite a series of pioneering surveys of this type - The maps produced by C. Trapnell and N. Clothier somewhere between the late 1930s and the end of the 1940s showed a new way of thinking about land, and were indeed for some years used for planning and the control of native shifting 'citimene' agriculture - Later, from the mid 1950s onwards, when air photography became available, the Forest Department of Northern Rhodesia carried out what amounted to a 'Doomsday-Book' [sic] survey and record of the forest resources of the country. It took ten years.'
SourceThe maps were donated by Colin E. Duff, Oxford, in 1987.
DescriptionTwo maps of Northern Barotseland (in modern Zambia), showing vegetation and land use, including Zambezi, Caprivi Strip, and the Angola border, in Pesheke District, 1930s.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
LanguageEnglish
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Persons
CodeName
NA16443Martin; J D; resident in North Barotseland
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