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Collection Level Description: Papers of R.G. Heath

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 267
Title: Papers of R.G. Heath
Dates of Creation: 1953-1962
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

R.G. Heath (fl 1903-1955) worked as Agricultural Officer, Federated Malay States and Chief Field Officer from 1948. In 1952 he became Deputy Director of Agriculture, Federation of Malaysia, and Director in 1955.

Scope and Content

Inspection notes, reports, correspondence, handing-over notes, etc. as Director of Agriculture, Malaya, with a report on the Lower Volta flood plain area, Ghana, 1953-1962.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by the Hamer family in April 1990.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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

Access Points

Heath | R. G. | fl 1903-1955 | agricultural officer

Great Britain | Colonies | Administration

Malaysia | History | 20th century

Agriculture | Malaysia | History

Agriculture | Ghana | History

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22 February 2012