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Foreign affairs: Rhodesia, miscellaneous papers, 1977-06 - 1979-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/10/25

Scope and Contents

Papers on the negotiations for a political settlement, including: statements by Francis Pym, Foreign and Commonwealth affairs spokesman; briefings from the Rhodesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; copy of the draft constitution; report by Cledwyn Hughes on his mission to Southern Africa; extracts from the American Congressional Record; minutes of the Watching Committee on the Rhodesia debate in the House of Commons (Apr and Nov 1978); copies of correspondence between 6th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne], David Owen, Foreign Secretary and Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia, on whether Smith would be granted leave to visit Britain; copy of a letter from John Davies to Ian Gow on his view of the negotiations; report by General Sir Walter Walker on his tour of Rhodesian Army and Air Force units.


  • Creation: 1977-06 - 1979-02


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 692

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1978-79.

Finding aid date

2011-08-22 14:55:49.863000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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