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Collection Level Description: Photographs and papers of Richard Buswell Allnutt

Reference: MSS. Brit. Emp. r. 24
Title: Photographs and papers of Richard Buswell Allnutt
Dates of Creation: 1932-1936, 1948-1951
Extent: 7 ff., 105 ff.

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Richard Buswell Allnutt (b 1907) first served as Agricultural Officer in Lindi Province, Tanganyika, 1932-1936. He then held posts in the Colonial Agricultural Service in Antigua, Nigeria and the Leeward Islands, c1936-1948, before serving as Director of Agriculture in the Leeward Islands, 1948-1951. He was married twice, first to France Armstrong in 1932, then to Bertha Janet Bishop in 1940, with whom he had four children.

Scope and Content

Photographs relating to service as Agricultural Officer, Lindi Province, Tanganyika, 1932-1936; notes on the administration and agriculture of the individual Leeward Islands, as Director of Agriculture, 1948-1951; diary, 1948-1951.

Administrative Information

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 556 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

A memorandum on experiences in the Agricultural Service in Tanganyika, 1930-1947, is held by the library as part of an Oxford Development Records Project collection on Sukumaland (Tanganyika) (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1738).

Access Points

Allnutt | Richard Buswell | b. 1907 | director of agriculture

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

Agriculture | Africa

Agriculture | West Indies


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