Photographs and papers of Richard Buswell Allnutt

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Brit. Emp. r. 24
  • Dates of Creation
      1932-1936, 1948-1951
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      7 ff., 105 ff.

Scope and Content

Photographs relating to service as Agricultural Officer, Lindi Province,Tanganyika, 1932-1936; notes on the administration and agriculture of theindividual Leeward Islands, as Director of Agriculture, 1948-1951; diary,1948-1951.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Buswell Allnutt (b 1907) first served as Agricultural Officer in LindiProvince, Tanganyika, 1932-1936. He then held posts in the Colonial Agricultural Service in Antigua, Nigeria and the Leeward Islands, c1936-1948, before serving as Director of Agriculture in the Leeward Islands, 1948-1951. He was married twice, first to France Armstrong in 1932, then to Bertha Janet Bishop in 1940,with whom he had four children.

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

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 556 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford,Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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Related Material

A memorandum on experiences in the Agricultural Service in Tanganyika, 1930-1947, is held by the library as part of an Oxford Development Records Project collection on Sukumaland(Tanganyika) (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1738).