William Mansfield: Farming today broadcasts

Scope and Content

Typescript of broadcasts for Farming today, 29 September 1937 - 26 January 1938, including the dates of transmission.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Stephen Mansfield (1894-1968) was born on 28 February 1894, and educated in Cambridge at the Perse School and Emmanuel College. During the First World War, he served in the 2nd King Edwards Horse and 8th Hussars. He was advisory agriculturalist to the Department of Agriculture, Cambridge University, 1919-1926; university lecturer in agriculture, 1926-1959; and director of the University Farm, 1929-1959. He became a Fellow of Emmanuel in 1936, and was Vice-Master, 1958-1961. He died on 27 November 1968.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Department of Applied Biology, Cambridge, 1975.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on William Mansfield in Who was who, vol. VI, 1961-1970 (London, 1979), p. 749.

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