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GERVAS CLAY'S SCRAP BOOK
The Northern Rhodesia Journal ran an occasional iten under the heading GERVAS CLAY'S SCRAP BOOK
Gervas was on the NRJ editorial committee. The entire collection of the NRJ is available on the InterNet in image form, but is also being (slowly) converted to searchable text format
The NRJ was publishd at irregular intervals, in total six volumes were published, numbered i to vi; each volume contained several separately issued Numbers, numbered from 1 to 6, but the pages were continuous through each Volume.
Gervas's contributions were:-
Clark, J. D. and Clay, G. C. R.
Gervas also contributed occasional snippets to fill space at the bottom of half-filled pages. Here is one such, from Volume 2 No. 3, page 25:-
TALES FROM THE OUTSTATIONS
During the war, in order to conserve stationery, many old files were broken up and letters typed on the back of old letters. Gilbert Howe, as Provincial Commissioner, Kasama, was having a written argument with Gervas Clay, then District Commissioner, Isoka, over some matter. Finally Gilbert Howe ended the matter by writing and telling Gervas Clay that he must do as he was told and not argue with the P.C. Gervas Clay acknowledged the letter on an old piece of paper on the back of which was a letter written many years before by Gilbert Howe arguing with his P.C.