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Collection Level Description: Papers of C.H.F. Blake

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 276
Title: Papers of C.H.F. Blake
Dates of Creation: [1942-1960]
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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).

Scope and Content

Papers relating to service, including memoranda, reports, minutes, etc., [1942-1960].

Administrative Information

Custodial History

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.

Further Information

Finding Aids

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).

Access Points

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

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10 February 2012