Food and Cash Crops in the British Commonwealth

Scope and Content

Reports, memoranda and papers of 63 administrators, relating to theirexperiences in agriculture and administration in Commonwealth and colonial territories after 1945, with a selection of their printed articles, etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Food and Cash Crops collection comprisesmaterial initially donated to the Oxford Development Records Project, whichinvited former members of the Colonial Agricultural Service to submit amemorandum dealing with their work in the development of food and cash cropsafter 1945 in the territories in which they served.


The papers are arranged alphabetically by the surname of each contributor.

Access Information

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

Listed as no. 582 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford,Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlistis available for consultation in the library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

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