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Commonwealth relations, 1948-02 - 1950-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/75

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, papers and cuttings on the 1948 and 1951 Conferences of Commonwealth Prime Ministers and particularly the position of India, with correspondents including: Sir Clive Baillieu on LSA's role in promoting Commonwealth unity; Clement Attlee, Prime Minister, on keeping India in the Commonwealth (2); Winston Churchill [Leader of the Opposition] on not being embittered by the past [on India] and the need to save what they could from the wreck (2); Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI] on the 1951 conference (3); 1st Lord Jowitt, Lord Chancellor, on keeping a relationship between the Crown and India and Ireland's refusal to enter the Commonwealth (2); Sir Eric Machtig [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations].

Also includes: text of a statement by Attlee, on the proposed conference in London, January 1951, with notes on the meeting; press cuttings on India retaining its full membership of the Commonwealth; suggested formula by LSA for inclusion in the new Indian constitution, on India's status within the Commonwealth; summaries of statements by the Indian Government; issue of Hansard covering a House of Lords debate on Commonwealth relations, February 1948; rough notes for [? LSA's memoirs]; print of an article by Robert Menzies, former Prime Minister of Australia, on the unity of the Commonwealth.


  • 1948-02 - 1950-11

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 232

Finding aid date

2004-03-23 14:59:11.810000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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