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Journal of Evelyn J Welsford, February-September 1921

Welsford was a government mycologist in Zanzibar who later served with Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps in France as a unit administrator at Abbeyville.

Her 229-page journal starts with her appointment in Zanzibar, following attendance at Holloway Horticultural College. She describes her journey to South Africa and Zanzibar, her work in a laboratory, the discovery of plant species and reports on soil. She also describes her social life, including tennis, dinner parties, gramophone and walks. She also dealt with cases of malaria and took part in an inspection of a battalion of the King's African Rifles.

Welsford was later presented to the Queen by Helen Gwynne-Vaughan on 29 July 1954.

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NAM. 1998-01-111-1


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study collection

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