Personal data sheet, correspondence with Oxford DevelopmentRecords Project, [1978-1984]; extracts from autobiography relating to service in EastAfrican forces, with transcript of entire autobiography, [c1980s?].
Papers of Major Geoffrey N. Burden, CMG, MBE
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 1715 (36) (Box 2)
- Dates of Creation[c1980s?]
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description113 ff.
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Administrative / Biographical History
Major Geoffrey Noel Burden (fl 1898-1980s), CMG (1952), MBE (1938), waseducated at Exeter School and Royal Military College, Sandhurst, undertakingmilitary service, 1915-1923 and -1942, serving latterly in 2/2nd Battalion, King's African Rifles,Nyasaland, 1940, 2nd East Africa (Holding Battalion), Northern Rhodesia,1941, and the civil resettlement camp, Nyasaland, 1942. He began civilian workas a cadet, Nyasaland, 1925, district officer, 1927 and Director of Publicity,1936. He became Chief Recruiting Officer, 1940 and Assistant Chief Secretary, 1945.He was made Commissioner of Labour, Gold Coast, 1946 and Chief Commissioner,1950.
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Listed as no. 920 (36) in Manuscript Collections in RhodesHouse Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library,1996).