Christopher Swabey (1906-1972), forestry adviser and conservator, took the post of Assistant Conservator of Forests, Trinidad, 1928. He then became Conservator of Forests, Jamaica, 1937, Conservator of Forests, British Guiana, 1946, Chief Conservator of Forests, Uganda, 1951, Forestry Advisor, Colonial Office, 1957-1964 and to the Ministry of Overseas Development, 1964-1965. From 1965 to 1970 he was Director of the Commonwealth Forestry Bureau. In 1947 he married Gabrielle Patricia Markham, with whom he had one daughter.
Travel diaries, correspondence, drafts for a history of the Colonial Forestry Service, memoranda etc. relating to work in the Colonial Forestry Service, and as director of the Commonwealth Forestry Bureau, in Trinidad, British Guiana, Canada, Sudan, Australia, Jamaica, America, Fiji, Solomon Islands, North Borneo and the West Indies, with two memoirs on colonial service, 1928-1971.
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Listed as no. 621 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Swabey | Christopher | 1906-1972 | forestry adviser and conservator
Forestry | History | 20th century
Commonwealth Forestry Bureau
Colonial Forest Service
Guyana | Description and travel
Trinidad and Tobago | Description and travel
Canada | Description and travel
Sudan | Description and travel
Australia | Description and travel
Jamaica | Description and travel
America | Description and travel
Fiji | Description and travel
Solomon Islands | Description and travel
Sabah | Description and travel
West Indies | Description and travel