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John E. Blunden (b 1922) graduated from Clare College, Cambridge, undertook military service, 1942-1943, lieut., and began work in the colonial service as a cadet, Northern Rhodesia, 1943. He became district officer, 1946, senior district officer, gr.II, 1962, and assistant secretary, 1964-1965, Zambia Govt. Service. In 1972 he was a member of Lord Pearce's Commission into Rhodesian Opinion.
Typescript article, A Journey in Rhodesia by Blunden, writen for inclusion in an internal staff newsletter, May 1972.
The article was donated to the library by Blunden on 19th January 1998.Access Conditions
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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.Related Units of Description
Papers of J.E. Blunden, comprising a transfer by barge on the Zambesi, 1946, notes on the Namushakende development centre, Barotse province, 1951, and notes and comments on the provincial administration, 1959 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 865).
Blunden | John E. | b 1922 | colonial officer
Zimbabwe | History | 1960-1980