Papers collected by Thomas Jones Stevens

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.

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other 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).

Conditions Governing Use

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