Papers of R.O. Williams
Photocopied transcripts, [1970s], of A plantsman's way, an account of his life and experiences in the Colonial Agricultural Service in Trinidad, Kenya, British Guiana, Sarawak and St. Helena, 1930-1970.
- Creation: [1970s]
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 474].
MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 474
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 4939
Biographical / Historical
R.O. Williams (fl 1920-1970), son of Robert Orchard Williams, colonial agriculturalist, was employed as Agricultural Officer, Kenya, from 1943. He then moved to British Guiana, where he was appointed Chief Research Officer, 1952, Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research), 1954 and Deputy Director of Agriculture, 1958. Moving to Sarawak, he was appointed Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research), 1959, Deputy Director, 1962 and Director, 1964.
Other Finding Aids
Listed as no. 631 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated to the library in December 1983.
- Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration
- Great Britain -- Colonies -- Agriculture
- Guyana -- History -- 20th century
- Kenya -- History -- 20th century
- Sarawak -- History -- 20th century
- St. Helena -- History -- 20th century
- Trinidad and Tobago -- History -- 20th century
- Papers of R.O. Williams
- Paul Davidson
- Language of description
- Script of description