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Collection Level Description: Letter of H.B.M. Chipembere

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2267
Title: Letter of H.B.M. Chipembere
Dates of Creation: 20th century
Extent: 1 ff.

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Henry Masauko Blasius Chipembere (1930-1974) was founder of the Pan-African Democratic Party of Malawi and Treasurer-General of the Malawi Congress Party. He was Assistant District Commissioner, Domasi, Nyasaland, [from 1954], a member of the Nyasaland African Congress, [from 1954] and of the Nyasaland Legislative Council, [from 1956]. He was Minister of Local Government, Malawi, [from 1963], Minister of Education, [until 1964], and Assistant Professor in History, University of California, Los Angeles, from 1969.

Scope and Content

Copy of a letter, [1961], by H. Chipembere encouraging his political supporters in their opposition to Dr. Banda, Prime Minister of Nyasaland.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by G.B. Baird on 6th June 1968.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

Further Information

Finding Aids

A handlist for the collection is available in the library reading room.

Related Units of Description

Nyasaland papers, including circular letters to civil servants from Prime Minister Hastings Banda, 1963-1964 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1177).

Access Points

Chipembere | Henry Masauko Blasius | 1930-1974 | politician

Banda | Hastings Kamuzu | 1898-1997 | Ngwazi Dr. | statesman

Malawi | Politics and government


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