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Papers of R.O. Williams

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MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 474

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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.

Dates

  • [1970s]

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

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.

Related Materials

Papers of his father, Robert Orchard Williams, relating to horticulture, land settlement, fruit industry, rubber production, etc. in Trinidad; cultivation in Palestine; clove growing in Zanzibar, 1930-1959 (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 278).
Title
Papers of R.O. Williams
Status
Completed
Author
Paul Davidson
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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