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Copy of a letter from WSC to Lord Irwin, Jan 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/572/88-91

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Copy of a letter from WSC to Lord Irwin [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Halifax, Viceroy of India] expressing unhappiness about Irwin's declaration [relating to Dominion status for India] and it being endorsed by Stanley Baldwin. WSC expresses his conviction of growing resistance to Indian nationalism in Great Britain and in the need for the Conservative Party to oppose the Labour Party on the issue. WSC argues that India is a different case to Egypt and Ireland and urges Irwin to have confidence in the British Empire, predicting that the situation in India would be worse than in China due to the 'far weaker and less capable races of India' and that Britain could resume direct administration of 'every branch of the Indian services'.Unsigned carbon typescript.


  • Creation: Jan 1930

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Copyright: WSC


4 folio(s)

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CV V, pt 2 p128-9


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