Archive / Audio / MRS BAIRD

Interview number: 218

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1976-07-05

Length 17 minutes

Condition notes: Noisy microphone; very weak audio signal (see/hear previous few recordings) which, in side(c), became too weak for transcription; side(c), of unknown length, has missing audio and very brief transcription.

Scot Mrs. Baird talks briefly to Mary Thatcher about her life in Rangoon as the wife of the Chief Accountant of an oil Company [presumed to be the Burma Oil Co.]

Coverage notes: Rangoon, Chittagong/Arakan area, Mandalay/Shan States; Yenangyaung oil fields; Mug cook; colourful clothes; 1925-1930s