Lang Brown collection... Lang Brown collection, 1955-64, 2011
This collection mainly consists of a large number of colour slides taken by Lang Brown. These cover all aspects of the work and life of a colonial forestry officer during the 1950s and early 1960s. It involved the overseeing of vast areas of forest, with tasks such as establishing and managing small plantations eg of conifer or eucalyptus, managing forest guards and rangers, road-building through the forests, demarcating and guarding boundaries, protecting forest reserves from felling, cultivation, grazing and house-building.
He has also donated his first aid kit, the contents of which is catalogued under museum objects.
This catalogue was produced with support from the National Cataloguing Grants Programme for Archives
James Lang Brown (born 1931) was a District Forestry Officer with the Uganda Forest Department between the years 1955 to 1964. He was initially posted to Toro in the Western Province, and was based at Fort Portal. After taking a final year of studies in the UK in 1957, he married Elisabeth Morrison (see also 2001/079) and returned to Uganda with her. On his return, he was moved to Moroto in the Karamoja District, then on to Kampala from 1959 to 1960. His final posting was in Ankole and the mountains of Kigezi. The Lang Browns returned to England in 1964, due to the continuing unrest in Uganda following independence.
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