India Office and the Second World War, 1934 - 1955
Scope and Contents
Papers, correspondence and speeches from LSA's time in the War Cabinet as Secretary of State for India and Burma [later Myanmar], 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 formation of India's post-war constitution; general correspondence on post-war India; speeches on India and other subjects, such as trade and post-war reconstruction.
- 1934 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
12 archive box(es)
Language of Materials
Existence and Location of Copies
See also the records of the India Office at the British Library and edited versions of letters and telegrams between LSA and the Viceroy in "The Transfer of Power, 1942-7, edited by Nicholas Mansergh.
DateText: The majority of files date from 1939-45.
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