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Article by John Blunden

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MSS. Afr. s. 2263

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


  • 1972


8 pp.

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MSS. Afr. s. 2263

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 809

Biographical / Historical

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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

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).
Article by John Blunden
Paul Davidson
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