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.
District agricultural notebooks, and a briefing on agricultural development by Pickering, relating to service, 1954-1967.
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.
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).
Pickering | Donald C. | fl 1954-1967 | colonial agricultural officer
Great Britain | Colonies | Agriculture
Agriculture | Nigeria | History