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Collection Level Description: Natal Sugar Commission Papers

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2295
Title: Natal Sugar Commission Papers
Dates of Creation: 20th century
Extent: 15 boxes

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

These papers comprise the outcome of a research project into the Natal sugar industry, by a group of researchers at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, funded by the Social Science Research Council.

Scope and Content

Collection, part of a project on the Natal sugar industry, comprising photocopies of documents with box of related microfilms and microfiches. The documents include papers of the Indian Immigration Commission, records of plantations, estates and individual businesses, printed works, and reports, statistics and other papers on labour, agriculture and other related subjects. The originals are dated 1847-1979, though much of the printed material is undated.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Dr. Stanley Trapido, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, in July 1985.

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.

Existence/Location of Originals

Selected original papers are held at the Natal Archives Department.

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Finding Aids

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

Access Points

Natal Sugar Commission

Sugar industry | South Africa

Natal (South Africa)

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01 March 2012