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Collection Level Description: Papers of Harry Bernard Cox

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1907
Title: Papers of Harry Bernard Cox
Dates of Creation: 1933-1952
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: Harry Bernard Cox

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

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).

Scope and Content

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).

Administrative Information

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.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

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).

Access Points

Cox | Harry Bernard | 1906-1989 | Colonial Administrator

Colonial administrators | Nigeria

Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service

Nigeria | Officials and employees


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