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Collection Level Description: Food and Cash Crops in the British Commonwealth

Reference: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 476
Title: Food and Cash Crops in the British Commonwealth
Dates of Creation: [1980s]
Extent: 9 boxes
Name of Creator: Oxford Development Records Project

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

The Food and Cash Crops collection comprises material initially donated to the Oxford Development Records Project, which invited former members of the Colonial Agricultural Service to submit a memorandum dealing with their work in the development of food and cash crops after 1945 in the territories in which they served.

Scope and Content

Reports, memoranda and papers of 63 administrators, relating to their experiences in agriculture and administration in Commonwealth and colonial territories after 1945, with a selection of their printed articles, etc.

System of Arrangement

The papers are arranged alphabetically by the surname of each contributor.

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. 582 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is available for consultation in the library reading room.

Access Points

Oxford Development Records Project

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

Great Britain | Colonies | Agriculture

Agriculture | Commonwealth countries | History


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