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Papers collected by Thomas Jones Stevens

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Official reports and correspondence relating to the work of administrative officers in the Gombe Division, Bauchi Province, Northern Nigeria. With the exception of a few items, this collection has no connection with Stevens' work and came into his possession by chance.


  • 1903-1942


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.834].
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Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 4375

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Jones Stevens was an agriculturalist who served as Livestock Officer in Nigeria (1927-1942) and as Agricultural Officer in Gambia (1942-1944). From 1950-1952 he was in Cyrenaica, under the Foreign Office. Stevens returned to Nigeria in 1954 where he worked for the Western Regional Production Board until his death in 1956. He held a Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room and a handlist is also available for this collection.

Listed as no. 500 in Manuscript Collections (excluding Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Supplement, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1971).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Colonial Records Project.
Papers collected by Thomas Jones Stevens
Marion Lowman
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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