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.
Papers of Sir Cyril Handley Bird
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS.Afr.s.1674
- Dates of Creation1943-1959
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 box
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Administrative / Biographical History
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). Bird died in 1969.
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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to Who Was Who .
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Listed as no. 1139 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
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