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India Office

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Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

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India Office and the Second World War, 1934 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/6
Scope and Contents Papers, correspondence and speeches from LSA's time in the War Cabinet as Secretary of State for India and Burma, including: memoranda written by LSA on India and other subjects for the War Cabinet; telegrams and minutes issued and received by LSA on Indian political and military affairs, mainly consisting of messages to and from the Viceroy of India (initially 2nd Lord Linlithgow, [earlier Lord Hopetoun], then 1st Lord Wavell) and also the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill; papers on the...
Dates: 1934 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Press Cuttings, 1922-01 - 1922-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 5/24
Scope and Contents

Including: the India Office; the Geddes report.

Dates: 1922-01 - 1922-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from LSA to the Governor of Bengal, 1942-06 - 1945-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/18
Scope and Contents Copies of letters from LSA to Sir John Herbert [Governor, 1939-43] then Richard Casey [Governor, 1944-46] on subjects including: Bengali politics; the No Confidence motion against the British Government; Herbert's decision to step down; a possible food surplus for use elsewhere in India; Sir Hassan Suhrawardy; Casey's idea for a Governor's Defence Committee; administrative reform; the water supply, agricultural and fishery reform; constitutional systems; the level of independence already...
Dates: 1942-06 - 1945-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from LSA to the Governor of Bombay, 1940-11 - 1945-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/16
Scope and Contents Copies of letters from LSA to Sir [Lawrence] Roger Lumley [Governor, 1937-43, later 11th Lord Scarbrough], then Sir [David] John Colville [Governor, 1943-48, later 1st Lord Clydesmuir], on subjects including: the distribution of news reels through Indian villages; the supply of news to Governors; Henry Stebelski, Polish Consul at Bombay and his mission to help Poles stranded in Asia; an extension of Lumley's tenure; Sir [Richard] Stafford Cripps's mission to the Indian Congress; the famine...
Dates: 1940-11 - 1945-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from LSA to the Viceroy of India, 1940-05 - 1940-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/22
Scope and Contents

Printed copies of letters from LSA to 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] on subjects including: the war situation; aircraft and munitions production; the constitutional problem; Indian defence; talks with Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of the Muslim League] and Mohandas Gandhi; dealings with the Indian Congress; the imprisonment of Jawaharlal Nehru; the appointment of General Sir Claude Auchinleck [as Commander-in-Chief, India].

Dates: 1940-05 - 1940-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from LSA to the Viceroy of India, 1941-01 - 1941-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/24
Scope and Contents Printed copies of letters from LSA to 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] on subjects including: negotiations with Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of the Muslim League], Mohandas Gandhi, Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru and the Indian Congress; the war situation; Sir Alexander Roger and his Ministry of Supply mission to India; inventions by Chaim Weizmann in yeast and molasses-based food and fuel production; the Indian Seamen's Union; Pakistan; the enlargement of Linlithgow's Council, particularly...
Dates: 1941-01 - 1941-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from LSA to the Viceroy of India, 1942-01 - 1942-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/26
Scope and Contents Printed copies of letters from LSA to 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] on subjects including: finding a successor to General Sir Archibald Wavell as Commander-in-Chief, India; the transfer of control of Iraq and Iran from India to the Middle Eastern command; negotiations with Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of the Muslim League], Mohandas Gandhi, Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru and the Indian Congress; the war situation; Sir [Richard] Stafford Cripps's mission to Congress; recommendations of the...
Dates: 1942-01 - 1942-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from LSA to the Viceroy of India, 1943-01 - 1943-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/28
Scope and Contents

Printed copies of letters from LSA to 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] on subjects including: the fast by Mohandas Gandhi; Chaudhri Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan; future military and political operations in Burma [later Myanmar]; negotiations with Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of the Muslim League], Mohandas Gandhi and the Indian Congress; establishing a South East Asia Supreme Command; the food situation.

Dates: 1943-01 - 1943-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from LSA to the Viceroy of India, 1945-01 - 1945-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/31
Scope and Contents

Printed copies of letters from LSA to 1st Lord Wavell (and to Sir [David] John Colville, Acting Viceroy [later 1st Lord Clydesmuir]) on subjects including: the constitution and the India Committee; Governorships; the General Election and the effects of a new Government.

Dates: 1945-01 - 1945-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from the Governor of Bengal to LSA, 1942-07 - 1945-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/19
Scope and Contents Letters from Sir John Herbert [Governor, 1939-43] then Richard Casey [Governor, 1944-46] to LSA on subjects including: Abul Huq, Chief Minister of Bengal and the possibility of civil disobedience; Casey's health; administrative reform and Casey's ministers; the rice supply; the need for a new housing construction programme; forming a Governor's Defence Committee; the Bengal Secondary Education Bill; Casey's general impressions of Bengal; the water system; Pakistan and the all-India...
Dates: 1942-07 - 1945-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from the Governor of Bombay to LSA, 1941-01 - 1945-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/17
Scope and Contents Letters from Sir [Lawrence] Roger Lumley [Governor, 1937-43, later 11th Lord Scarbrough], then Sir [David] John Colville [Governor, 1943-48, later 1st Lord Clydesmuir] to LSA on subjects including: showing news reels in Indian villages; the supply of news to Governors; the effect of developments in the war on Bombay; Lumley's wish to end his governorship; recommendation of Sir Gilbert Wiles, LSA's new adviser; rationing in Bombay and the situation in provinces producing a food surplus;...
Dates: 1941-01 - 1945-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from the Viceroy of India to LSA, 1940-05 - 1940-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/23
Scope and Contents Printed copies of letters from 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] to LSA on subjects including: Linlithgow's dealings with the previous Secretary of State for India, 2nd Lord Zetland [earlier Lawrence Dundas]; negotiations with Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of the Muslim League], Mohandas Gandhi and the Indian Congress; the war situation; aircraft and munitions production; appointing a Defence Minister; governorships; the composition of Linlithgow's council; feeling among the Sikh...
Dates: 1940-05 - 1940-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from the Viceroy of India to LSA, 1941-01 - 1941-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/25
Scope and Contents Printed copies of letters from 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] to LSA on subjects including: negotiations with Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of the Muslim League], Mohandas Gandhi, Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru and the Indian Congress; the war situation; Sir Alexander Roger and his Ministry of Supply mission to India; the Bombay Conference; Linlithgow's Executive Council, particularly expansion; filling governorships; inventions by Chaim Weizmann in yeast and molasses-based food and fuel...
Dates: 1941-01 - 1941-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from the Viceroy of India to LSA, 1942-01 - 1942-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/27
Scope and Contents

Printed copies of letters from 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] to LSA on subjects including: the visit of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek to India; the evacuation of Burma [later Myanmar]; Sir [Richard] Stafford Cripps's mission to Congress; negotiations with Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of the Muslim League], Mohandas Gandhi and the Indian Congress; the visit of Henry, Duke of Gloucester; the expansion of Linlithgow's Council; rioting throughout the provinces.

Dates: 1942-01 - 1942-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from the Viceroy of India to LSA, 1943-01 - 1943-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/29
Scope and Contents Printed copies of letters from 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] to LSA on subjects including: the future of Burma [later Myanmar]; negotiations with Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of the Muslim League], Mohandas Gandhi and the Indian Congress, particularly Gandhi's fast; the reconstitution of Linlithgow's Council; General Sir Claude Auchinleck's return as Commander-in-Chief, India and 1st Lord Wavell's appointment as the next Viceroy; the deteriorating situation in Bengal; filling...
Dates: 1943-01 - 1943-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from the Viceroy of India to LSA, 1943-10 - 1944-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/30
Scope and Contents

Printed copies of letters from 1st Lord Wavell to LSA, with minutes of the Governors' Conference, on subjects including: conditions in Bengal; the food situation; post-war reconstruction; Wavell's Council, particularly the Finance Membership; negotiations with Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of the Muslim League], the Indian Congress and Mohandas Gandhi, particularly on Gandhi's health and talks between him and Jinnah; a trade dispute with South Africa.

Dates: 1943-10 - 1944-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private letters from the Viceroy of India to LSA, 1945-01 - 1945-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/32
Scope and Contents

Printed copies of letters from 1st Lord Wavell (and Sir [David] John Colville, Acting Viceroy [later 1st Lord Clydesmuir]) to LSA on subjects including: the trade dispute between India and South Africa; progress on the constitution; negotiations with Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of the Muslim League] and the Indian Congress; Bengal; the food situation.

Dates: 1945-01 - 1945-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Private telegrams between LSA and the Governor of Burma, 1940-06 - 1944-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/12
Scope and Contents

Copies of telegrams from LSA to Sir Archibald Cochrane [Governor, 1936-41], then Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith [Governor, 1941-46] concerning senior army staff in Burma [later Myanmar], including: Lieutenant-General Sir [Donald] Kenneth McLeod [General Officer Commanding Army in Burma]; Major-General [Charles] Frederick Pearce, Chief Civil Affairs Officer (Burma); Lieutenant-General Thomas Hutton [General Officer Commanding, Burma].

Dates: 1940-06 - 1944-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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