Papers of Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock relating to Nyasaland

Scope and Content

Typescript by Clutton-Brock entitled "Case for the withdrawal of Nyasaland from the Federation" [c.1958-1959]. Also, a typescript entitled "Present state of unrest in Nyasaland, statement of the synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian" (1958), and newscuttings about Nyasaland (1959).

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock (1906-1995) was educated at Rugby School, and Magdalene College, Cambridge (he was elected an honorary fellow of the College in 1973).

Clutton-Brock worked at the 'Settlements' of Cambridge House (1927) and Rugby House (1929) and later became Head of Oxford House (1940). He joined the Borstal Service in 1933 and in 1936 was appointed Principal Probation Officer for the Metropolitan Police Court District. In 1946 he began working for Christian Reconstruction in Europe (which later became Christian Aid).

After working as an agricultural labourer (1947) and as an agriculturalist at St. Faith's Mission (1949), Clutton-Brock became a Field Worker for the African Development Trust (1959-1965). Between 1965 and 1972 he worked as an independent social worker.

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

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 308 and 319 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968).

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