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Name: WHYTE, Alexander

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Birth Date: 5.5.1835 Fettercairn, Kincardenshire (Chandler - 1831)

Death Date: 21.12.1908 New Barnet, Herts.

Nationality: British

First Date: 1898

Profession: Officer of IBEA Co. who served in EA as Director of Agriculture - retired from the service

Book Reference: EAHB 1905, North, EA Diary 1903, UJ, EAHB 1906, Gazette, EAHB 1904, Chandler, Bright

General Information:

North - Formerly in Ceylon; Appt. Botanical Curator 1898; Director of Scientific Dept., UP; on 6 months' leave May 1901; temp. transferred to EAP as Director of Agriculture April 1902; dep. Mombasa for Europe 24/10/1902, invalided home, diarrhoea; Director of Scientific Dept. EAP
Uganda Journal - Vol. 2 No. 2 - Further Memories of Uganda by Sir Albert Cook - As regards Agriculture, Uganda owes much to the Botanical and Forestry Officers of the Government - that lovable old man, Mr Whyte, about whom so many amusing stories are in circulation. …..
Gazette - 1/9/1902 - Mr A. Whyte arrived from Malindi
EA Diary 1903 - Director of Scientific and Agricultural Department, Uganda June 14 1898; temporarily appointed Director of Agriculture, EA Protectorate April 1 1902
EAHB 1904 - retired during 1903
Bright - 3 Dec 1898 - Mumia's - Had luncheon with Whyte, Ayres and Knowles. Whyte, the government botanist who has just come up, is an interesting old man.

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