Rhodesian Commission

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Correspondence of Rev Thomas Cocker Brown (Foreign Secretary, LMS, 1933-1948) relating to discussions around the proposed amalgamation of Northern and Southern Rhodesia. Correspondents include Sir John Harris (The Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society), J.W.C. Dougall (Conference of Missionary Societies in Great Britain and Ireland), B.D. Gibson (International Missionary Council), R. J. B. Moore (LMS missionary, Africa, 1933-1943) and Neville Jones (LMS missionary, Africa, 1912-1936). Papers also include considerations raised by the London Group on African Affairs, and considerations relating to the African populations of Nyasaland, Northern Rhodesia and Southern Rhodesia submitted to the Commission on closer union between the three terriotories by the Church of Scotland Foreign Mission, the London Missionary Society, the Methodist Missionary Society and the Universities' Mission to Central Africa.

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