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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on India., Mar 1946 - Dec 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/42A-B

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Correspondents include: 1st Lord Simon [of Stackpole Elidor] (3); Prime Minister Clement Attlee (2); Patrick Donner; Bhimrao Ambedkar of the All-India Scheduled Castes Federation (9); Sir Walter Monckton (3); Sir Hamidullah Khan, Nawab of Bhopal (5); 1st Lord Wavell [Viceroy and Governor-General of India] (2); R A Butler (13); Sir Edward Souter; 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour]; Mahomed Ali Jinnah (3); Colonel Oliver Stanley; Charles Eade [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch; Enoch Powell; Sir Henry Lawrence; Waris Ameer Ali; Liaquat Ali Khan. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Christine Taylor [CSC's private secretary].Subjects covered by the file include: details of negotiations over the Indian constitution and independence, including with the Cabinet delegation to India; the positions of the untouchables and the Muslim League; the India debate in Parliament; preparing a resolution for the Conservative Conference; inter-communal violence.Also includes copies of: various press cuttings; Scheduled Castes Federation material; galley proofs of Firoz Khan Noon's "private diary"; statements by Jinnah; a Conservative Party Secretariat paper; government and cabinet statements on India; account of massacre at Garhmuktesar [India]; Hansard extracts (12 December); map of India.


  • Creation: Mar 1946 - Dec 1946

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