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Lost Chance, Southern Rhodesia 1945-58 , Post publication correspondence, 1969-1989

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MS. 5474/1

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In 1988, following letters received by contemporaries after the publication of Lost Chance: Southern Rhodesia 1945-58 and encouragement from his publishers Robin Fletcher and Alan Bell at Zimbabwe Publishing House, Holderness undertook a 'project' to contact 45 former prominent figures in Southern Rhodesia during 1945-1958 in an attempt to record their "comments and reminiscences" of the period for preservation at Rhodes House Library, University of Oxford.

Comprises:

Folder 1:
  1. Copy of the sample invitation to contribute, Jan 1988
  2. Letter to publisher with list and short biographies of contributors, 8 May 1989
Folder 2: correspondence with:
  1. "Bill" Arnold, 1986-1988
  2. Dr. Hugh Ashton, Oct 1988
  3. Ben Baron, Jun-Jul 1988
  4. "Pat" Bashford, 11 Jun 1986
  5. Jane Blumeris, 16 May 1987
  6. Margaret Carmody, Dec 1986
  7. "Don" Cummings, 8 Mar 1988
  8. Sir Athol Evans, Apr-Jun 1988
  9. The Hon Julian Greenfield, 1988-1989. Includes reproduced extracts of interview from National Archives of Rhodesia. Interviewer D. Hartridge, Nov 1969-Sep 1971
  10. Eileen Haddon, 2 Jun 1988
  11. Sir Cyril Hatty, 9 Feb 1988
  12. Mike Hove MBE, Jul 1988
  13. Jack Humphries, Feb-Mar 1988
  14. Roger Howman, Feb-Mar 1988
  15. "Robbie" Isaacson, Oct 1988
  16. Ivan Kaufman, 29 Dec 1987, 2 Feb 1988
  17. "Paddy" Lloyd, 1987-1988
  18. Henry McDowell, 1986
  19. "Tony" [Miles Anthony] Pedder, 1986. Includes reproduced extracts from National Archives of Rhodesia. Interviewer Ian Hancock, 8 May 1974
  20. Ralph Palmer, 7 Oct 1983
  21. Hayden Roberts, 20 Apr 1987, 11 Jun 1987
  22. Dr. Frank Russell, 1986-1987
  23. Dr. Stanlake Samkange, 15 Dec 1987, 12 Jan 1988
  24. Ken Towsey, n.d. [1986-1988]
  25. Lady Margaret Tredgold, Jun 1986
  26. "Ron" Walker, 27 Jul 1986, 15 Feb 1989
  27. "Jimmy" Ward, 14 Aug 1988
Folder 3: notes of discussions with:
  1. Willie Musururwa, 21 Apr 1988
  2. George Nyondoro, 13 Apr 1988
  3. Nathan Shamuyarira, 25 Mar 1988
  4. Lawrence Vambe, 22 Apr 1988
  5. Peter Ellis, 24 Apr 1988
  6. Cron Von Seidel, 24 Apr 1988
  7. Michael May, n.d. [? Apr 1988]
Folder 4:
  1. Analysis of replies, 1988
Folder 5:
  1. List of papers of Holderness supplied at the time of their donation, Jan 1991
Folder 6:
  1. Publication promotion by Zimbabwe Publishing House, n.d. [1985]
Copy of Lost Chance: Southern Rhodesia 1945-58, Zimbabwe Publishing House, 1985 [with Rhodes House Library stamp, 29 Apr 1987]

Dates

  • 1969-1989

Extent

1 box

Shelfmark

MS. 5474/1

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom