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C.L. Williams papers

Identifier: SC16

Scope and Contents

The collection provides information on wildlife protection in Trinidad and Tobago. It includes correspondence and minutes of the Wild Life Protection Committee, Ordinances related to the protection of wild animals and birds in Trinidad and Tobago, and the activities of the Committee.


  • 1927-1958

Biographical / Historical

C.L. Williams was a public servant in the Inland Revenue Department of Trinidad and Tobago, who rose to the level of Commissioner of Inland Revenue. He was actively interested in birds and other fauna of Trinidad and Tobago and was a founding member of the Bird and Animal Protection Society which became the Wild Life Protection Committee. He served as an Honorary Game Warden, Vice President of the Trinidad Field Naturalist Club and the President of the Wildlife Society of Trinidad and Tobago. He was also elected as an auditor of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Association in 1957.


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Papers were re-arranged in May 2011 into 7 folders: 1 Wildlife ordinances, 1927-1958; 2. Miscellaneous; 3. Correspondence; 4. T&T Olympic Association; 5. Caging of Local birds; 6. Fishes of Trinidad and Tobago; 7. Trinidad Field Naturalists Club Papers.

Other Finding Aids

Procite Database: CLWILL.

Custodial History

The collection was amassed by C.L. Williams who was directly involved with the activities of the Wild Life Protection Committee of Trinidad and Tobago and who was also interested in related issues. He donated it to The University of the West Indies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by C.L. Williams in 1985.

C.L. Williams papers
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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
868-662-2002 Ext 82132
868-662-9238 (Fax)