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Collection Level Description: Papers of Donald C. Pickering

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 476 (30)
Title: Papers of Donald C. Pickering
Dates of Creation: [1980s]
Extent: 171 ff

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Donald C. Pickering, OBE, worked in Northern Nigeria as an agronomist, 1954-1967, Acting Provincial Agricultural Officer, Zaria, 1955, Divisional Agricultural Officer, Igala, 1955-1956, Divisional Agricultural Officer, Rabba, 1956-1957, Provincial Agricultural Office, Benue Province, 1958, Divisional Agricultural Officer, Igala, 1958-1959, Provincial Agricultural Officer, Benue, 1960-1961, Acting Principal Agricultural Officer, Development, Kaduna, 1961 and Deputy Chief Agricultural Officer (Planning), Northern Nigeria, 1962-1967.

Scope and Content

District agricultural notebooks, and a briefing on agricultural development by Pickering, relating to service, 1954-1967.

Administrative Information

Custodial 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library as part of the collection, Food and Cash Crops in 1984.

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. 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.

Related Units of Description

Other memoranda, etc. in the Food and Cash Crops collection (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 476).

Access Points

Pickering | Donald C. | fl 1954-1967 | colonial agricultural officer

Great Britain | Colonies | Agriculture

Agriculture | Nigeria | History


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