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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir Cyril Handley Bird

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1674
Title: Papers of Sir Cyril Handley Bird
Dates of Creation: 1943-1959
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: Cyril Handley Bird

Language of Material: English

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). Sir Bird died in 1969.

Scope and Content

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.

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Listed as no. 1139 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Bird | Cyril Handley | 1896-1969 | member of the Legislative Council Uganda

Simmons | R J | fl 1943-1959

Veterinary services | Uganda

Uganda | Legislative Council

Uganda | Politics and Government

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