S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Allan, Mr W (Agriculture)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

W. Allan, Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Master of Arts (MA), was a senior assistant in the County Works Department of Edinburgh, Scotland, and at the East of Scotland College of Agriculture. He had practical training in farming as well as experience in teaching when he was appointed vice-principal of the College of Agriculture at Elsenburg (near Stellenbosch) in 1907. In January 1908 he became acting principal of the college in the place of J.N. Jack*, and from 1909 to 1912 served as principal.

List of sources:
Cape of Good Hope. Civil service list, 1910.

Cape of Good Hope (Colony). Report of the Director of Agriculture, 1907-1909.

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm Documents relating to W. Allan / Allan Elsenburg.

South Africa. Department of Agricultural Development, Winter Rainfall Region. Elsenburg: Yesterday, today and tomorrow (Commemorative edition, 1898-1978). Pretoria: Department of Agricultural Technical Services, 1978.

Compiled by: C. Plug