Natal Sugar Commission Papers

Scope and Content

Collection, part of a project on the Natal sugar industry, comprisingphotocopies of documents with box ofrelated microfilms and microfiches. The documents include papers of the Indian Immigration Commission,records of plantations, estates and individual businesses, printed works, and reports, statistics and other papers on labour, agriculture and other related subjects. The originals are dated 1847-1979, though much of the printed material is undated.

Administrative / Biographical History

These papers comprise the outcome of a research project into the Natal sugar industry, by a group of researchers at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, funded by the Social Science Research Council.

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, 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.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Additional Information

Selected original papers are held at the Natal Archives Department.

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