|Administrative History||J.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.'
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