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Collection Level Description: Journals and notebooks of Leonard George T. Wigg

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1711
Title: Journals and notebooks of Leonard George T. Wigg
Dates of Creation: 1922-1972
Extent: 4 boxes
Name of Creator: Leonard George T. Wigg

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Leonard George T. Wigg was born in 1900 and educated at Bishop's Stortford Grammar School; and Keble College, Oxford. He was on military service between the years 1939 and 1943 (captain).

Wigg's career with the Forestry and Agriculture Service in Tanganyika began in 1924 when he was appointed to the post of Assistant Conservator of Forests. He became a Silviculturist in Zanzibar in 1932, was appointed Senior Assistant Conservator in 1947, and was promoted to Deputy Conservator in 1949.

He wrote articles for agricultural / forestry journals and was the author of The Clove Plant, Nursery Practice and Estate Planting .

Scope and Content

Journals and notebooks relating to the Forestry and Agriculture Service in Tanganyika and to Wigg's war service in Ethiopia.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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

Listed as no. 1126 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Wigg | Leonard George T | b 1900 | Colonial Administrator

Agriculturalists | Tanganyika

Foresters | Tanganyika

Tanganyika | Officials and employees


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