Photographs relating to the work of Edward Tilt Holmes, with some related papers

Scope and Content

Photographs and some official papers relating to work as Agricultural Officer in Sierra Leone and Northern Nigeria.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Tilt Holmes was born in 1903 and educated at Westminster School, and Reading University (diploma in agriculture). His career in the Colonial Service began in 1926 when he was appointed to the post of Agricultural Officer in Nigeria. In 1940 he was promoted to Senior Agricultural Officer and he worked in this capacity in Sierra Leone (from 1940) and in Nigeria (from 1944).

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

Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).

Other Finding Aids

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Listed as no. 1221 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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