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Papers of John Blunden relating to Rhodesia

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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.

Dates

  • 1971-1994

Extent

0.3 Linear metres (2 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. 9553
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. 9553/1-2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9553

Overview

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

Biographical / Historical

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by John Blunden's daughter in April 2014.

Related Materials

Further papers of John Blunden have shelfmarks MSS. Afr. s. 865 and MSS. Afr. s. 2263.
Title
Catalogue of the Papers of John Blunden
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
Date
2017
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom