Photocopied transcripts, [1970s], of A plantsman's way, anaccount of his life and experiences in the Colonial Agricultural Service inTrinidad, Kenya, British Guiana, Sarawak and St. Helena, 1930-1970.
Papers of R.O. Williams
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 474
- Dates of Creation[1970s]
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 box
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Administrative / Biographical History
R.O. Williams (fl 1920-1970), son of Robert Orchard Williams, colonialagriculturalist, was employed as Agricultural Officer, Kenya, from1943. He then moved to British Guiana, where he was appointed Chief ResearchOfficer, 1952, Assistant Director of Agriculture (Research), 1954 and DeputyDirector of Agriculture, 1958. Moving to Sarawak, he was appointed AssistantDirector of Agriculture (Research), 1959, Deputy Director, 1962 and Director,1964.
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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
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Listed as no. 631 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford,Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
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