Papers of Robert Ogle Barnes

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notes, lectures and reports about soil and water conservation in Kenya, South Africa, Basutoland and Mauritius. Typescript and photocopies.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Ogle Barnes, OBE (1961), was born in 1895 and educated at Repton School. Between 1937 and 1960 he worked for the Colonial Service in Kenya as a Soil Engineer, later becoming Senior Soil Conservation Engineer.

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Note

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

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

Listed as nos. 117, 717 and 773 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968) and as no. 131 in Manuscript Collections (excluding Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1970).

Conditions Governing Use

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