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Collection Level Description: Papers of Robert Ogle Barnes

Reference: MSS. Brit. Emp. t. 1
Title: Papers of Robert Ogle Barnes
Dates of Creation: 1938-1961
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of Creator: Robert Ogle Barnes

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Robert Ogle Barnes, OBE (1961), was born in 1895 and educated at Repton School. Between 1937 and 1960 he worked for the Colonial Service in Kenya as a Soil Engineer, later becoming Senior Soil Conservation Engineer.

Scope and Content

Notes, lectures and reports about soil and water conservation in Kenya, South Africa, Basutoland and Mauritius. Typescript and photocopies.

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Listed as nos. 117, 717 and 773 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968) and as no. 131 in Manuscript Collections (excluding Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1970).

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Barnes | Robert Ogle | fl 1937-1960 | senior soil conservation engineer

Soil conservation | Africa

Water conservation | Africa

Great Britain | Colonies


South Africa



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