Photographs relating to the work of Edward Tilt Holmes, with some related papers
Photographs and some official papers relating to work as Agricultural Officer in Sierra Leone and Northern Nigeria.
- Creation: 1926-1951
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.1996].
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 2445
Biographical / Historical
Edward Tilt Holmes was born in 1903 and educated at Westminster School, and Reading University (diploma in agriculture). His career in the Colonial Service began in 1926 when he was appointed to the post of Agricultural Officer in Nigeria. In 1940 he was promoted to Senior Agricultural Officer and he worked in this capacity in Sierra Leone (from 1940) and in Nigeria (from 1944).
Other Finding Aids
The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.
Listed as no. 1221 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
- Photographs relating to the work of Edward Tilt Holmes, with some related papers
- Marion Lowman
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