R.O. Williams (fl 1920-1970), son of Robert Orchard Williams, colonial agriculturalist, was employed as Agricultural Officer, Kenya, from 1943. He then moved to British Guiana, where he was appointed Chief Research Officer, 1952, Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research), 1954 and Deputy Director of Agriculture, 1958. Moving to Sarawak, he was appointed Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research), 1959, Deputy Director, 1962 and Director, 1964.
Photocopied transcripts, [1970s], of A plantsman's way, an account of his life and experiences in the Colonial Agricultural Service in Trinidad, Kenya, British Guiana, Sarawak and St. Helena, 1930-1970.
The papers were donated to the library in December 1983.Access Conditions
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Listed as no. 631 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).Related Units of Description
Papers of his father, Robert Orchard Williams, relating to horticulture, land settlement, fruit industry, rubber production, etc. in Trinidad; cultivation in Palestine; clove growing in Zanzibar, 1930-1959 (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 278).
Williams | R.O. | fl 1920-1970 | colonial agricultural officer
Great Britain | Colonies | Administration
Great Britain | Colonies | Agriculture
Trinidad and Tobago | History | 20th century
Kenya | History | 20th century
Guyana | History | 20th century
Sarawak | History | 20th century
St. Helena | History | 20th century