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Papers of Harry Bernard Cox

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MSS.Afr.s.1907

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Reports, notes and correspondence relating to colonial administrative service in Nigeria: Abakaliki (1933), Ilestra (1941), Ibadan (1943), and in the Department of Commerce and Industries (1950-1952).

Dates

  • 1933-1952

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MSS.Afr.s.1907

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 1404

Biographical / Historical

Harry Bernard Cox (1906-1989), CBE (1956), was educated at Upholland Grammar School, and Keble College, Oxford.

In 1930 Cox entered the Colonial Administrative Service in Nigeria. He held the posts of Assistant District Officer (1933); District Officer (1940); Administrative Officer (1947); Director of Commerce and Industries (1949); acting Development Secretary (1953-1955); and acting Commissioner for Nigeria (1955). In 1955 he was appointed as Principal Secretary to the Commissioner for Nigeria in the United Kingdom (1955-1958).

Cox was Chairman of John Holt (Nigeria) Limited (1962); Leader of the Westminster Chamber of Commerce Mission to Nigeria (1974); Deputy Chairman of Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Limited (1967-1983); and Consultant for Knight, Frank & Rutley (1967-1983).

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1319 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.
Title
Papers of Harry Bernard Cox
Status
Completed
Author
Marion Lowman
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
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