Catalogue of the Papers of John Blunden

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Lucy McCann
2017



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Papers of John Blunden relating to Rhodesia

1971-1994

Abstract:
Papers of John Blunden relating to the 1972 Pearce Commission on Rhodesian Opinion and the 1980 election.

Extent: 0.3 Linear metres, 2 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full Range of Shelmarks

MS. 9553/1-2

Biographical

John Blunden was born in 1922, graduated from Clare College, Cambridge, and undertook military service from 1942 to 1943, serving as a lieutenant. He joined the Colonial Service in 1943 as a cadet in Northern Rhodesia. He became district officer in 1946, a senior district officer in 1962 and assistant secretary in the Zambia Government Service, 1964-1965. In 1972 he was a member of Lord Pearce's Commission on Rhodesian Opinion. He died in 2013.

Scope and Content

Papers of John Blunden concerning his work as a member of Lord Pearce's Commission on Rhodesian Opinion in 1972 with some papers relating to the 1980 election in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Acquisition

Donated by John Blunden's daughter in April 2014.

Origination

Blunden | John | 1922-2013 | colonial officer

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. 9553

Related Material

Further papers of John Blunden have shelfmarks MSS. Afr. s. 865 and MSS. Afr. s. 2263.

Subject(s)

Zimbabwe -- History -- 1960-1980

Descriptive List

Papers relating to the Pearce Commission on Rhodesian Opinion
Date: 1971-1994
Shelfmark: MS. 9553/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprising:

Papers relating to the Pearce Commission and 1980 election
Date: 1972-1980
Shelfmark: MS. 9553/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprising:


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