Scope and Contents
The diaries were written when Wood was chiefly in Nyasaland and the Seychelles. They include a few inserted sketches and photographs. There is an accompanying set of press cuttings and miscellaneous papers.
- 1914 - 1960
- Wood, Rodney Carrington, 1889 - 1962 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Rodney Carrington Wood (1889-1962) was born on 10 October 1889. He travelled widely, particularly in Africa, farmed at times, and worked as a game warden in Nyasaland, a schoolteacher in Natal and in the employ of the Nyasaland railways. His principal interest was natural history, which is the main subject of his diaries. Wood died in the Seychelles on 27 January 1972.
.01 cubic metre(s) (1 archive box) : paper
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Other Finding Aids
MSS Addenda, vol. I.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented by Mr and Mrs G.D. Hayes, May 1975, who were given the diaries by Mrs Westrop.
Existence and Location of Copies
Cambridge University Library holds microfilm copies of the diaries, MC 84 and 85.
This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Wood, Rodney Carrington, 1889-1962
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