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Papers of Sir Cyril Handley Bird

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MSS.Afr.s.1674

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Correspondence, extracts from speeches, memoranda, etc., as member of the Legislative Council Uganda, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, and Minister of Commerce and Works, with related articles, etc.; also, a paper on Veterinary Services in Uganda by R.J. Simmons.

Dates

  • 1943-1959

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MSS.Afr.s.1674

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 772

Biographical / Historical

Sir Cyril Handley Bird, CBE (1955), Kt (1958), was born in 1896. After serving with the British Red Cross Society during the First World War (1915-1919) Bird began his career in Africa. He initially worked in Lagos, Nigeria, but later moved to Uganda where he was President of the Uganda Chamber of Commerce (1942-1946), a Member of the Uganda Legislative Council (Representative 1947-1955), and Minister of Commerce and Works for the Uganda Government (August 1955-October 1958). He was also a founder member of the Uganda Electricity Board (1948-1955). Sir Bird died in 1969.

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Listed as no. 1139 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Title
Papers of Sir Cyril Handley Bird
Status
Completed
Author
Marion Lowman
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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