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Collection Level Description: Papers collected by Thomas Jones Stevens

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.834
Title: Papers collected by Thomas Jones Stevens
Dates of Creation: 1903-1942
Extent: 1 volume
Name of Creator: Thomas Jones Stevens

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas Jones Stevens was an agriculturalist who served as Livestock Officer in Nigeria (1927-1942) and as Agricultural Officer in Gambia (1942-1944). From 1950-1952 he was in Cyrenaica, under the Foreign Office. Stevens returned to Nigeria in 1954 where he worked for the Western Regional Production Board until his death in 1956. He held a Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Scope and Content

Official reports and correspondence relating to the work of administrative officers in the Gombe Division, Bauchi Province, Northern Nigeria. With the exception of a few items, this collection has no connection with Stevens' work and came into his possession by chance.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Colonial Records Project.

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

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room and a handlist is also available for this collection.

Listed as no. 500 in Manuscript Collections (excluding Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, Supplement, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1971).

Access Points

Stevens | Thomas Jones | d 1956 | Agriculturalist

Nigeria, Northern | Officials and employees

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21 December 2011