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Lawrence Dudley Stamp Papers

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Collection Description

Sir Lawrence Dudley Stamp (1898–1966) enjoyed a long and distinguished career in academic and public life and his papers represent the breadth and vigour of his principal interests. Educated at King’s College London, he specialised in the study of geology and geography and taught at the universities of Rangoon (1923–26) and London (1926–45). From 1936 to 1944 he directed the compilation and publication of the report of the Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain. As public servant he worked on many official enquiries into the use of land and planning. The Stamp Papers contain much information on his organisation of the Land Use Survey, together with personal and professional papers which illustrate his life and career. A copy of Stamp’s unpublished autobiography was acquired in 2001 and richly complements the main collection.


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