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Himbury, Sir William Henry, 1871-1955 (Knight, chairman of British Cotton Growing Association)



  • Existence: 1871 - 1955

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Diaries of Sir William Himbury

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 404
Content Description

Manuscript diaries written by Sir William Himbury relating to his trips to West Africa in late 19th and early 20th century. Himbury travelled in his capacity as a superintendent of cables and telegrams initially, and later on behalf of the British Cotton Growing Association (BCGA) to gther intelligence on cotton growing and trade. There is also an article on Empire cotton (1905), manuscript notes on the Egba peoples and a folder of biographical notes assembled by the donor.

Dates: 1871 - 1955