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St. George Cooper papers

Identifier: SC117

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, documents and manuscripts resulting from St. George Cooper's research particularly on agriculture in Trinidad and Tobago and selected African states. The papers highlight the state of several industries in Trinidad and Tobago during the 1960s: rice, cocoa, banana, and citrus.


  • Creation: 1948-2005

Conditions Governing Access

Access and use of the collection are guided by the Library's policy.

Biographical / Historical

St. George Cooper was born in St. Lucia and later became a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago. He studied at the Imperical College of Tropical Agricultuure (ICTA) where he earned a Diploma in Agriculture, and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University and the Agricultural Economics Resesarch Institute at Oxford University. He worked in several Caribbean territories and African States as well as with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


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Custodial History

The collection was in the possession of Mrs. June Carter, daughter of St. George Cooper, until these were donated to The Alma Jordan Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Mrs. June Carter in 2006.

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Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
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