Archive / Papers / Allgrove

J.W. Allgrove. Rubber planter in Malaya from 1920; joined Thomas Barlow and Bros. 1931; imprisoned by the Japanese in Changi Gaol 1941; worked on Siam-Burma railway 1942-5; resumed working for Barlows 1946; returned to Britain in 1952 but until 1976 made many visits to Malaysia as Visiting Agent or Director of Estate Companies; died 1984.

  • Microfilm no. 72 – Memoir: ‘Things told and remembered’; paper on life and work in plantations; general letters file.
  • Box 2 – Copy letter-books, 1969-84; private correspondence, 1955-56; tour notes, 1959, 1961.
  • Boxes 3-4 – Tour notes and tour diaries, 1964-74.
  • Box 5 – Tour notes, 1974-75; crop estimates and statistics.
  • Boxes 6-7 – Reports on individual estates, 1953-76.
  • Box 8 – List of estates, maps, estate valuations.
  • Boxes 9-10 – Reports on individual estates and factories, 1975-82; plans for workers’ quarters.
  • Box 11 – Staff and personnel files, 1955-84.