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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on India., Sep 1947 - May 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/44

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Henry Spalding; Leo Amery (2); Prime Minister Clement Attlee; 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister] (2); Waris Ameer Ali (2); Douglas Marshall; Sir Waldron Smithers. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt and Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow].Subjects covered by the file include: India's position in the British Commonwealth; the Indian Constitution and the position of the King; the possibility of war between India and Pakistan.Also includes copies of: press notice on Commonwealth Prime Ministers' meeting, April 1949; various press cuttings, including an article by William Brown and a statement by Field Marshal Jan Smuts; Ministry of Defence paper; letters reporting the situation in India and Pakistan; paper entitled "The passing of the British officer" by Abdul Karim; parliamentary question by WSC; poem entitled "The private of the buffs" by Sir Francis Doyle.


  • Creation: Sep 1947 - May 1949

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1 item(s) (1 file (86 loose folios))

Language of Materials



  • Army (Organization)

Repository Details

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