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Papers and photographs of Thomas Buckley

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 107

Scope and Contents

Material relating to the Buckley family's time in Malaya and Kenya and a collection of menus from ship journeys.


  • Creation: 1936 - 1957


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Biographical / Historical

Thomas Alfred Buckley, M.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.I.C., was born in Yorkshire, and worked as a soils chemist for the Agricultural Department in Kuala Lumpur. He was a member of the Selangor volunteers in Malaya, 1928-1940, then transferred to the Local Defence Corps, comprised of mixed races. He later became a Lecturer in Chemistry at the Agricultural College, Njoro, Kenya. He was married to Sarah Hannah Buckley.


.016 envelope(s) (1 archive box and 2 folders) : art work/paper/photograph

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Other Finding Aids

A description of the material by Hilda Buckley is with the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Hilda Buckley, daughter of Thomas Buckley.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Buckley, Thomas Alfred, fl 1936-1957, soils chemist

Includes index.
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