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CONTENTS

Introduction
Biography of Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham
Writings of Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, O.E., S.C.
  • Addresses of National Significance
  • Party Mobilisation and Politics
  • Addresses
  • Press Releases

  • Listing of works focusing on the life and career of Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, O.E., S.C.
  • Books
  • Journals
  • Newspapers
  • Speeches
  • Interview

  • Profile of Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham

    INTRODUCTION

    This Listing of works on and by the late President, Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, O.E., S.C., first African Executive President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, was prepared for an exhibition under the theme “The Legacies of Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham: First Executive President of African Descent of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana” hosted by the Burnham Foundation from September 19—23, 2011.

    The listing comprises works by him and on him as noted in the table of contents. The call number of the book is noted in RED at the end of the entry and the item is located in the Caribbean Research Library of the University of Guyana Library. Where call numbers are not recorded, items can be sourced through the Burnham Foundation.

    LINDEN FORBES SAMPSON BURNHAM

    L.F.S. (Linden Forbes Sampson) Burnham (1923-1985) was the first Executive President and Leader of African Descent of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

    Burnham was born in Kitty, then a village situated near the capital city of Georgetown, British Guiana on February 20, 1923 [Kitty is now part of Georgetown]. He was the son of James Ethelbert Burnham and his wife Rachel Abigail (nee Sampson).

    Young Burnham was a brilliant student. After primary education at the Kitty Methodist School, he began his secondary education at the Central High School and then went on to Queen’s College in 1935. A year later he gained the Centenary Exhibition, as well as a Government Junior Scholarship, and the Percival Exhibition the following year. In 1942, he won the highest scholastic award in the country at that time, the British Guiana Scholarship, which was awarded annually to the scholar attaining the highest grades at the Senior Cambridge Examinations held locally.

    In 1944, he earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree at External Examinations of the University of London. Burnham then left for the United Kingdom and read for the Bachelor of Laws honors degree which he gained at the University of London in 1947 with honours. A year later, he was admitted to the bar of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London.

    During his student years, Burnham, noted for his oratorical power, was active in politics. He was elected President of the West Indian Students Union in London in 1947 and subsequently participated as a delegate of the Union in the International Union of Students’ Congress in Prague and Paris in 1947 and 1948 respectively.

    Burnham then returned to British Guiana (Guyana) where in 1949 he became co-founder (with Dr. Cheddi Jagan) and Chairman of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). In 1952, he was elected to the Georgetown Town Council, becoming Mayor of the capital city in 1959 and again in 1964. In 1959, Burnham was elected President of the Bar Association of Guyana. He was also elected President of the Guyana Labour Union in 1963 and again in 1965.

    When the PPP Government came to power in 1953, he had the portfolio of Minister of Education, but following the suspension of the British Guiana constitution by the British government, and the rift in the PPP, in 1957 Burnham became the founder and leader of a new political party—the People’s National Congress (PNC). The PNC was the main opposition party in Parliament between 1957 and 1964.

    In December 1964, the PNC became the major party in a coalition government with the United Force and Burnham became Premier of British Guiana. He led the country to Independence on May 26, 1966, becoming under the constitution, the first Prime Minister of Guyana, as the country was now called. On February 23, 1970 Guyana became a Co-operative Republic.

    When the People’s New Constitution was promulgated on October 6, 1980, Burnham became Guyana’s first Executive President, a position he held until his death.

    He maintained a farm, loved to ride on horseback, and was keenly interested in cricket and chess.

    In 1951, he married Sheila Bernice Lataste. They had three daughters: Roxanne, Annabelle and Francesca. His second marriage was to Viola Victorine Harper in 1967. From that union came another two daughters: Melanie and Ulele.

    After leading the country for 21 years, he died on August 6, 1985 at the Georgetown Public Hospital in Guyana after a throat operation.

    Writings of Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham. O.E, S.C. Addresses of National significance

    Independence & the P.N.C: speech of the Comrade Leader in the House of Assembly on November 2nd &3rd, 1961.– Georgetown, Guyana: National Assembly. JL 689 A8 P42

    The Incompetence of the PPP Government: as told in the house of Assembly on March 1st, 1962.– Georgetown, Guyana: National Assembly. JL 689 A8 P53

    Report to the Nation; address by the Prime Minister, Mr. L.F.S. Burnham on the first six months of the Government’s term of office, Jan.-June, 1965.- Georgetown: Guyana Information Services, [1965]. F2369 G883

    Prime Minister’s broadcast press conference; statement on organization of Foreign Service. - Georgetown: [s.n.], 1966. JX1771 Bur

    Statement by the Prime Minister on the sugar industry.- [Georgetown: s.n.], 1966. HD9114 G8 Bur

    Statement of the Prime Minister of Guyana at the Georgetown Press Confer ence. - [Georgetown: s.n., 1966]. DT962.62 B87

    Time for decision: text of the Address given in opening Conference of Officials of the Commonwealth Caribbean Territories.- Georgetown: Ministry of External Affairs, 1967. HC153 G8

    National efficiency campaign: P.M.. address to representatives of commercial institutions and employers’ and employees’ organizations in the chamber of Parliament on Friday, September 15. Georgetown, Ministry of Information,1967. HC 210 E.4 Bur

    Address to the nation on the Anniversary of Independence, May 26, 1967.- [Georgetown: Office of the Prime Minister], 1967. F2385 B74

    “…One great by any measure”: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther: tribute by the Prime Minister, Mr. Forbes Burnham, April, 1968. [s.l. : s.n., 196-] E 185.97 K 5 B 87

    A Great Future Together. Prime Minister’s report to the Nation on Guyana’s 2nd Anniversary of Independence, 25th May, 1968. - Georgetown, Guyana: Guyana Information Services, 1968. F 2385 Bur

    When our party wins a clear majority at the forthcoming General elections, A great future for all under the PNC, says PM. P.N.C Anniversary Supplement 10 November 1968. [s.l. : s.n., 1968].

    The case of Pedro Beria. Statement by the Hon. L.F.S Burnham, Q.C., Prime Minister, at a special Broadcast Press Conference held on Saturday November 30th, 1968.- Georgetown, Guyana: Government Printery. F2384 Bur.

    Economic realities in British Guiana: complete text of radio discussion with comments: Complete text of Radio Discussion with comments by Mr. L.F.S. Burnham, et al.- Georgetown: [S.n, s.l. 196-]. HC 207 E26.

    Friendship with Integrity: Guyana/ Surinam Relations; Statement to the National Assembly on Thursday 21stAugust 1969/ by the Hon. L.F.S Burnham together with the text of an address given during Guyana Week, February 1968 in New Amsterdam, Berbice by the Hon. S.S. Ramphal.– George town, Guyana: Ministry of External Affairs, 1969. F 2387 B7 S84

    It is a matter of survival: Address by L.F.S. Burnham, 3rd November, 1968, Independence Park, Georgetown, People’s National Congress, 1968. F2369 Bur

    Portrait of an outstanding leader; the man who with your help moulded, forged, in four short years, a new Guyana.- [Georgetown: s.n., 1968?]. F2384 B8 Peo

    A New Era for our Amerindian Brothers; Address by the Prime Minister, Forbes Burnham, at the closing session of the Conference of Amerin dian Leaders held at Queens College, Georgetown from February 28 to March 3, 1969. Georgetown: Government Printery, 1969. F2368 Bur

    Guyana has prospered: Address to the Nation on Guyana’s 3rd Anniversary of Independence 6 May 1969. Georgetown, Guyana: Guyana National Printers, 1969. F2369 Bur

    The power of co-operative ownership: Speech by the Prime Minister delivered at the Georgetown Regional Conference of the People’s National Congress, Sunday, August 24, 1969.- Georgetown, Guyana: People’s National Congress. F2369 Bur

    Guyana’s Bauxite: Broadcast address to the Nation by Prime Minister L.F.S Burnham, Saturday, 28th November 1970.- Georgetown, Guyana: The Daily Chronicle. HD 9585 B3 B 8

    Prime Minister Mr. Forbes Burnham winding up for the Government the 1971 budget debate in the National Assembly, December 14, 1970.- [Georgetown, Guyana: National Assembly], 1970. HJ2086 Bur

    Control of our natural resources: address to the nation by the Hon. L.F.S. Burnham, S.C. Prime Minister of Guyana on the occasion of Republic Day, February 23rd, 1971 at the National Park, Georgetown. - George town: Ministry of Information and Culture, 1971. HC210 N3 B8.

    A people’s army: addresses to members of the Guyana Defence Force by the Honorable L.F.S. Burnham, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, at Thomas Lands, Georgetown.- Georgetown, Government Printery, 1971. UA631 Bur

    A people’s army: illustrated quotations from the speeches to members of the Guyana Defence Force by the Honorable Mr. L.F.S. Burnham, S.C. Prime Minister and Minister of Defence at Thomas Lands.- George town: Guyana Defence Force, 1971. UA84 Bur

    Towards progress and change; a philosophy of self reliance: Extracts from speech by Prime Minister Forbes Burnham in the National Assembly in 1971 Budget Debate, December 14, 1970. - [Georgetown: s.n., 1971?]. HJ2086 G8

    To own Guyana: Address by Prime Minister Forbes Burnham, Leader of the People’s National Congress, at the 14th Annual Delegates’ Congress of the Party 18th April 1971, Queen’s College, Georgetown.- George town: People’s National Congress, 1971. F2369 B8

    The challenges of non-Alignment: Address, by L.F.S. Burnham on the occasion of the opening of the conference of Foreign Ministers of Non-Aligned Countries, Turkeyen Hall, University of Guyana, 8th August, 1972.- Georgetown, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1972. JX1311 Bur.

    Eight years of progress from self-destruction to self-reliance: Address by the Prime Minister, Forbes Burnham, Leader of the People’s National Congress, Independence Park, Georgetown. December 10th, 1972. – Georgetown:[s.n.], 1972 (Office of the Prime Minister) F2385G76.

    Perform now Comrades: the national revolution in Guyana: Address: by Forbes Burnham at the Annual Delegates Congress, 9th April, 1972.- Georgetown: Ministry of Information and Culture, 1972. F2385 B8

    With our hands we build Guyana: Address to the Nation by Prime Minister, L.F.S. Burnham, S.C., on the occasion of the second Anniversary of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, February 23, 1972.- George town: Ministry of Information and Culture, 1972. HC207 Bur

    Four talks to the Nation; 1973 election radio addresses to the Nation by L. F.S Burnham, Prime Minister, Guyana, South America.- Georgetown: Guyana: The Ministry of Information and Culture, 1973. F 2369 Bur

    Self-help is our salvation.- Georgetown, Ministry of Information and Culture [1973?]. HD3169 G8 Bur

    The year of the breakthrough: Address to the nation by Prime Minister, L.F.S. Burnham, on the occasion of the Third Anniversary of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, February 23, 1973, National Park.- Georgetown, Ministry of Information, Culture and Youth, 1973. F2369.2 Bur

    Towards international economic justice: a role for non-alignment: Address by Dr. Julius K. Nyerere [and] Forbes Burnham. - Georgetown, Minis try of Foreign Affairs, 1974. HC59 Nye

    The Survival Of Our Nation; Address to the Nation by the Hon. LFS Burnham, O.E., S.C., Prime Minister of Guyana on the occasion of the Fourth Anniversary of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, February 23, 1974, at the National Park, Georgetown.- Georgetown, Guyana: Guyana Lithographic Co. Ltd., 1974. HC207 B832

    In the cause of humanity: Address by L.F.S. Burnham, Prime Minister of Guyana at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Kingston, Jamaica. Georgetown, Guyana: Guyana National Printers, 1975.

    L.F.S Burnham on National Service. Georgetown: Guyana Printers Ltd., 1975. Militant library series; vol. 1. No. 1 (Militant Library Series).

    Onward to socialism: Prime Minister’s address to the nation on the occasion of the celebration of the Fifth Anniversary of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana held at the National Park on Sunday, February 23, 1975.- Georgetown: [s.n.] F2369 Bur

    Towards the socialist revolution. - [Georgetown, Guyana]: Office of the Prime Minister, [1975]. HX212 B87

    Towards socialist efficiency: Address; by Comrade Prime Minister at staff conference, Office of the Prime Minister, 1975. - [Georgetown: Office of the Prime Minister, 1975]. HF5386 D87

    On the road to socialism. Georgetown: Office of Prime Minister, 1976. HX 212 B8

    Reports to the nation on Guyana Broadcasting Service and Radio Demerara, 10th January, 1976 Forbes Burnham. - Georgetown: [Office of the Prime Minister], [1976?]. JL689 A15 G8

    State paper on equality for women: Presented to the National Assembly/by the Prime Minister, L.F.S. Burnham, on Thursday, 15th January, 1976.- [Georgetown]: Guyana Printers, 1976. HQ1289 G8 G8

    State paper on national service for the Co-operative Republic of Guyana: by the Prime Minister, the Hon. L.F.S. Burnham; presented to the National Assembly on Thursday, 20th December, 1973.- [Georgetown, National Assembly] 1973. HD4876 G8

    Symbol of freedom: Address by Comrade Forbes Burnham at the unveiling of the 1763 monument on May 23, 1976. - [Georgetown]: Office of the Prime Minister, [1976?]. NB1573 G8

    The Pursuit of Perfection: Address to the nation on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Independence, National Park, May 25, 1976.- George town: Guyana Printers, 1976. F2385 G8

    National Rally in Commemoration of our Comrades who perished in the CU455 Air Disaster on Wednesday, 6th October, 1976 at the Guyana National Printers, 1976.

    Forbes Burnham speaks of human rights. Georgetown: Ministry of Information, Publication Division, 1980. (Uncatalogued).

    To Build a New World.; Speech by L.F.S. Burnham, Prime Minister of the Co- operative Republic of Guyana at the Sixth conference of the Non- Aligned Countries in Havana, Cuba, September, 4th 1979. George town: Publication Division, Ministry of Information, 1980. (Uncatalogued)

    Beyond Belief.- Georgetown: Office of the President, 1981. F2387 B7 V41713

    Document concerning the visit to Venezuela of the President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, April 2-3, 1981. Georgetown: Office of the President, 1981. F2387B7V419.

    Dawn of a new era.- Georgetown: Office of the President, 1981. JL689A8 P472.

    The struggle for human dignity: - President of Guyana’s Address at the Inter national Forum on the Liberation of Southern Africa. Georgetown: Office of the President, 1981. DT763.5 B87

    In Our Hands. An Address by Cde. L.F.S. Burnham, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. At the Opening of the First Session of the 4th Parliament of Guyana. Georgetown: Office of the President, 1981. (Uncatalogued).

    Charting our destiny; Address by His Excellency Cde. L.F.S. Burnham, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana at the ceremonial opening of the second session of the fourth Parliament of Guyana, Friday 22nd January, 1982. F2387 B7 V41714.

    Ours a vested interest in peace; address to the nation, June 18, 1982. - [Georgetown]: Office of the Executive President, [1982]. F2387 B7 V4219

    New Year Message to the Nation. Georgetown: Office of the President, 1982. (Uncatalogued).

    Address to the Nation by His Excellency, Cde, L.F.S. Burnham, President of the Republic of Guyana, On the Occasion of the 12th anniversary of the Republic, 1982. Georgetown: Office of the President, 1982. (Uncatalogued).

    Policy for survival: addresses. (Georgetown: Guyana National Printers, 1983). HC207 G883

    The preservation of independence; address to the Seventh Summit Conference of Heads of State of Government of Non-Aligned countries.- Georgetown: Guyana National Printers] 1983. JX1537.1G88.

    No Turning Back: address to the nation on the occasion of the thirteenth Anniversary of the Republic. (Georgetown: Guyana National Printers. HC207 G88

    The Burnham stride: four (20 minute) TAE broadcast in honour of his Excellency the President Comrade Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham. [Georgetown: Talking about Education, 1983]. F2385 B8 B87

    In Defence on the National Sovereignty and Peace; Address by L.F.S. Burnham, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, to the closing session of the GCSP Congress and Solidarity Meeting of the Peace Force of Latin America and the Caribbean, Sophia Auditorium, April, 16th 1984. Georgetown: Office of the President, 1984. (Uncatalogued).

    Justice for the Guyanese Working Class; Address by His Excellency, Cde, L.F.S. Burnham, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and President General of the Guyana Labour Union to the Labour Union 16th Biennial Delegates Conference, Sophia Convention Centre, November, 9th 1984. Georgetown: Guyana National Printers Ltd., 1984. (Uncatalogued).

    Our Youth, Our Women, Our Strength. Address to the Nation by His Excellency Cde, L.F.S. Burnham, President of the Co-operative Re public of Guyana on the Occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the Re public At the Square of the Revolution. February, 1985. Georgetown: Office of the President, 1985. (Uncatalogued).

    New Year Message to the Nation. Georgetown: Office of the President, 1985. (Uncatalogued).

    Burnham, Forbes – Breakthrough; address by Prime Minister Forbes Burnham Leader of the People’s National Congress, at the 16th Annual Delegates’ Congress, 6th May, 1973.- Georgetown, Guyana: Guyana Printers Ltd. (Uncatalogued).

    Brighter horizons; Ceremonial opening of the Third Session of the first Supreme Congress of the People at the National Cultural Centre Homestretch Avenue, Friday, December 14, 1984.- Georgetown, Guyana: Office of the President, 1984. (Uncatalogued).

    Text of Broadcast by Cde. L.F.S. Burnham, Prime Minister of Guyana on the occasion of Namibia Day – Sunday, August 26, 1973. – found in the structure for the liberation of Southern Africa. (Uncatalogued).

    Extract from statement delivered by the President of Guyana, Comrade Forbes Burnham at world solidarity rally on May 25, 1975 in Georgetown – found in the Extracts of statements in support of the liberation struggle in Southern Africa. (Uncatalogued).

    Economic Liberation through socialism; Leader’s address—2nd Biennial Congress of the P.N.C. August 12—20, 1977.- Georgetown, Guyana: Office of the Prime Minister, 1977. (Uncatalogued).

    Prime Minister’s speech at opening of the diplomatic training course; Monday, 3rd Jan., 1966 at the Department of External Affairs, Georgetown, British Guiana. [S.l. : s.n., 1966]. JX1772 Bur

    For those who produce; New Year Message to the Nation, January 1, 1980.- Georgetown, Guyana: Design & Graphics. (Uncatalogued).

    Let us use our resources; Address to the Nation by His Excellency, Cde. L.F.S. Burnham, O.E., S.C., President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on the occasion of the fourteenth Anniversary of the Republic—February 23, 1984.- Georgetown, Guyana: Guyana National Printers. (Uncatalogued).


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