Papers of John Blunden relating to Rhodesia
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.
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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. 9553
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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.
- Catalogue of the Papers of John Blunden
- Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
- Language of description