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Papers of C.H.F. Blake

 Single Item
MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 276

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Papers relating to service, including memoranda, reports, minutes, etc., [1942-1960].


  • Creation: [1942-1960]


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 276

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 794

Biographical / Historical

Major C.H.F. Blake (fl 1920-1990) was present in Malaya during the Japanese occupation, 1942-1945. He also served in Malaya as District Officer, was stationed at Government House, Singapore in 1948, and later held the post of Secretary of the Perak State War Executive Committee during the Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960. He was the author of A view from within. the last years of British rule in South-East Asia (Castle Cary, Mendip Publishing, 1990).

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 665 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Custodial History

Major Blake deposited the papers with the Oxford Development Records Project, at the suggestion of Professor R. Heussler, on 16th November 1983.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project in November 1983.

Related Materials

Memoirs and further Malayan Civil Service papers, 20th century (ref. MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 301).

Papers of C.H.F. Blake
Paul Davidson
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