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Collection Level Description: Papers of G.A. Herklots

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 356
Title: Papers of G.A. Herklots
Dates of Creation: [1939-1941]
Extent: 3 items

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

G.A.C. Herklots (1902-86), CBE (1961) was educated at Trent College, Derbyshire, Leeds University and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He was made Secretary for Development, Hong Kong, 1946, Secretary for Colonial Agricultural Res[ources] and Secretary of the Committee for Colonial Agriculture, Animal Health and For[estry] Res[ources], Colonial Office, 1948. He served as Principal, I.C.T.A., from 1953.

Scope and Content

Two posters and one original drawing promoting the British War Organization Fund in Hong Kong, [1939-1941].

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Jeremy Herklots on 9th December 1998.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of papers without the author's permission. Contact the library in the first instance.


Photographs of Tang Yin Wei's plant drawings and three books by Herklots on Hong Kong trees and vegetables were sent to the University's Department of Plant Sciences, a book and offprint on fish to the Radcliffe Science Library.

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Access Points

Herklots | G.A.C. | 1902-1986 | colonial agricultural officer

British War Organization Fund

World War, 1939-1945 | Hong Kong (China)

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22 February 2012