Skip to main content

Natal Sugar Commission Papers


  • How to
Collection, part of a project on the Natal sugar industry, comprising photocopies of documents with box of related microfilms and microfiches. The documents include papers of the Indian Immigration Commission, records of plantations, estates and individual businesses, printed works, and reports, statistics and other papers on labour, agriculture and other related subjects. The originals are dated 1847-1979, though much of the printed material is undated.


  • 20th century


15 boxes

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Afr. s. 2295].
Please see our help page for further guidance on citing archives and manuscripts.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Afr. s. 2295

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 3436

Biographical / Historical

These papers comprise the outcome of a research project into the Natal sugar industry, by a group of researchers at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, funded by the Social Science Research Council.

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Dr. Stanley Trapido, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, in July 1985.

Related Materials

Selected original papers are held at the Natal Archives Department.
Natal Sugar Commission Papers
Paul Davidson
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom