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Collection Level Description: Article by John Blunden

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2263
Title: Article by John Blunden
Dates of Creation: 1972
Extent: 8 pp.

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

Typescript article, A Journey in Rhodesia by Blunden, writen for inclusion in an internal staff newsletter, May 1972.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The article was donated to the library by Blunden on 19th January 1998.

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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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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).

Access Points

Blunden | John E. | b 1922 | colonial officer

Zimbabwe | History | 1960-1980

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