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Major C.H.F. Blake (fl 1920-1990) was present in Malaya during the Japanese occupation, 1942-1945. He also served in Malaya as District Officer, was stationed at Government House, Singapore in 1948, and later held the post of Secretary of the Perak State War Executive Committee during the Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960. He was the author of A view from within. the last years of British rule in South-East Asia (Castle Cary, Mendip Publishing, 1990).
Papers relating to service, including memoranda, reports, minutes, etc., [1942-1960].
Major Blake deposited the papers with the Oxford Development Records Project, at the suggestion of Professor R. Heussler, on 16th November 1983.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project in November 1983.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.
Listed as no. 665 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).Related Units of Description
Memoirs and further Malayan Civil Service papers, 20th century (ref. MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 301).
Blake | C.H.F. | fl 1920-1990 | Major | soldier and colonial officer
Great Britain | Colonies | Administration
Malaysia | History | Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Malaysia | History | 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 | Malaysia