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Leslie Coleman Papers

Identifier: 2022-001

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The accession consists of papers, booklets and photographs related to Leslie Coleman. Leslie Coleman was a Canadian entomologist, plant pathologist and virologist. He was the first Director of Agriculture in Mysore State. He was instrumental in setting up agricultural research and agricultural education institutions in the state. He conducted studies on plant protection from pests and diseases, often collaborating with his colleagues as well as farmers and agriculturists in Mysore State. He worked in the Mysore State from 1908 to 1934. He returned to India in 1953, and conducted a tour of the state, and also compiled a report on the agricultural practices in the places where he had worked. The accession includes original papers from Coleman. The letters mainly are from Coleman’s 1953-54 trip to India. There are also a few letters of condolence from Coleman’s friends and family after his sudden death in a car accident in 1954. Newspaper clippings of the media coverage of Coleman’s demise is also part of the accession. The photographs are mostly taken by Coleman or his family members documenting their life and work in India. It includes a few official albums and photographs that document people and agricultural work in the Mysore State. A few photographs are from tea parties and public addresses during Coleman 1953-54 trip to India. It also includes copies of archival documents from the Karnataka State Archives, collected by Mallik as part of his research on Coleman. Booklets, brochures and invitations pertaining to a Coleman Lecture series and event organised by University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK in 2014 is also part of the accession. Media clippings and books on Coleman collected by his daughter AnnWiddowson has also been included

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  • Creation: 1913 - 2014


2.5 Linear Feet (5 Hollinger style archive-boxes and 1 oversized container)

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