Papers of C.H.F. Blake

Scope and Content

Papers relating to service, including memoranda, reports, minutes, etc., [1942-1960].

Administrative / Biographical History

Major C.H.F. Blake (fl 1920-1990) was present in Malaya during the Japaneseoccupation, 1942-1945. He also served in Malaya as District Officer, was stationed at Government House, Singapore in 1948, and later held the post of Secretary of the Perak State War Executive Committee during the MalayanEmergency, 1948-1960. He was the author of A view from within. the last years of British rule in South-East Asia (Castle Cary, Mendip Publishing, 1990).

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 665 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford,Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Custodial History

Major Blake deposited the papers with theOxford Development Records Project, at the suggestion of Professor R. Heussler,on 16th November 1983.

Related Material

Memoirs and further Malayan Civil Service papers, 20th century (ref. MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 301).