Series MS 458/1/3 - Alexander Halley Low (1892-1974)

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MS 458/1/3


Alexander Halley Low (1892-1974)


  • 1890-1998 (Creation)

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2.5 boxes

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(26 September 1937-)

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Personal papers and photographs, with papers relating to AH Low's work in Canada and Peru, family correspondence, some financial and legal papers, sketches and general ephemera


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Alexander Halley Low, geologist, mining consultant and amateur photographer. Father of Alex JS and Jean ML Low, son of Alexander Graham Low and Annie Halley, married Dorothy Lindesay Gregory in 1933


'AHL not only prospected for oil in the North West Territories immediately before and after the first world war, but he also prospected for oil in Peru after the war. Before the war, while in Canada prospecting for oil on the Mackenzie river in summer, I understand he also spent one winter teaching at a Christian Missionary School for Eskimoes at Hay River. '
'AHL qualified with an MA degree from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and studied geology at the Royal College of Mines in London. He was a member of the Royal Geographical Society and, I think, the Royal Photographic Society, amongst other institutions.'
[Source: Alex JS Low, 2022]

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