Letter to F.C.J. Cockburn from Theodore Rigg regarding tobacco cultivation

Maker and role
Undefined: Theodore Rigg (b.1888, d.1972)
Production date
15 Feb 1922

Describes experimental plantings of tobacco by the Cawthron Institute in the Nelson District;
Object type
[2] p. ; 26 cm.
0 - Whole = Height x Width (mm) = 255 x 205mm
American tobacco varieties: Maryland Broadleaf, One Plug Sucker(proper chewing tobacco) and Orinoco (cigarette tobacco);
Maker biography
Sir Theodore Rigg (1888-1972) was brought up in a Quaker family and served with the Friends War Relief Committee in World War 1 and then during the Russian Revolution. He married an American woman Esther White and returned to New Zealand. He was employed at the Cawthron Institute as an agricultural chemist and became director in 1933. He was knighted in 1938 and retired in 1956. Upon retiring he began researching the Quakers in early Nelson history. He did not publish a book on this topic.
Source 920 RIG A Quaker scientist / by Helen Hunt.
Tobacco industry - New Zealand - Tasman District
F.C.J. Cockburn
Cawthron Institute
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