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Correspondence K - Z, 1942-01 - 1943-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/35

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Marina, Duchess of Kent, thanking LSA for his sympathy [on the death of George, Duke of Kent]; 1st Lord Lang on Mohandas Gandhi's irresponsibility; 2nd Lord Linlithgow [Viceroy of India, earlier Lord Hopetoun] on the actions of Sir [Richard] Stafford Cripps [during his mission to the Indian Congress], Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan [Agent-General to Government of India in China] and on the question of his own successor (3); Oliver Lyttelton, Minister of Production [later 1st Lord Chandos] on subjects including the advantage of specialised research (2); Malcolm MacDonald, High Commissioner for Britain in Canada; Sir Dougal Malcolm on the Cripps Mission; 1st Lord Margesson on leaving his post as Secretary of State for War; Queen Mary thanking LSA for his sympathy [on the death of George, Duke of Kent]; Vincent Massey, High Commissioner for Canada in Britain, on a proposed exchange of High Commissioners between Canada and India (2); Sir Walter Massy-Greene on problems with export licences from Australia, Japanese attacks against Java [Jawa, Indonesia] and chances of an attack against Australia; James Maxton; Henry Montague Bell (3); Sir Maurice Bell; 1st Lord Brabazon [earlier John Moore-Brabazon] on leaving the House of Commons; [Henry] Austin Strutt [Principal Private Secretary to Herbert Morrison, Home Secretary]; Edward Mousley (3); Colin Thornley [Principal Private Secretary to 1st Lord Moyne, Secretary of State for the Colonies]; 1st Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness] on the Amerys using his house [while he was in Egypt as Deputy Minister of State]; Hopson Murfee, Secretary of the Edmund Burke American Memorial Committee (3); Bernard Myers, Commissioner in Britain for the New Zealand Red Cross Society; Walter Noble, President of the Conference of the Methodist Church on his distress at the actions of the Indian Congress; Sir Firoz Khan Noon [Labour Member of Viceroy’s Executive Council, India] on the lack of progress in Britain's African colonies, the importance of the British Government not acceding to the Congress's demands, Moslem war efforts and Noon's meeting with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek on labour issues, conflict between Hindus and Moslems; Montagu Norman; Morgan Phillips; Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information]; Thomas Dugdale, Chairman of the Conservative Party [later 1st Lord Crathorne]; Ralegh Phillpotts; Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal [Chief of the Air Staff] on the possibility of attacking railway junctions at Bologna and Verona [Italy]; 1st Lord Rankeillour [earlier James Hope] on the debate on India in the House of Lords; Aileen, 2nd Countess Roberts (2); Franklin Roosevelt [President of the United States] thanking LSA for a book and (writing to Winston Churchill, Prime Minister) comparing India to the United States at the end of the American War of Independence and suggesting a temporary Dominion government for India; Henry Sargeaunt; Hilary St George Saunders (4); Sir George Schuster; Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin]; 3rd Lord Selborne [Minister of Economic Warfare, earlier Lord Wolmer] on the death of his father and [?] son and getting supplies to Yugoslavia (4); Sir Archibald Sinclair, Secretary of State for Air [later 1st Lord Thurso] on sending supplies to Yugoslavia; Sir Walford Selby; Frederick Seymour Cocks; Ernest Shepard on his cartoon of LSA; 1st Lord Simon [Lord Chancellor] congratulating LSA on his handling of Indian affairs and on a speech (2); Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa (2); Cornelia Sorabji; Percy Spender; Eric Dutton [Chief Secretary, Zanzibar, later Tanzania] on the attitude of the Zanzibar Indians; Oliver Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on a proposed Standing Committee of Parliament on the Colonies; 1st Lord Swinton [Cabinet Minister Resident in West Africa, earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame, then Philip Cunliffe-Lister] on Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan's view of Chinese ambitions to take over Burma [later Myanmar] and parts of India, and his concerns that Moslems were not receiving concessions from the British Government; Myron Taylor on terms of surrender and the future attitude of the Soviet Union and Roosevelt's view of a possible solution to the Indian problem (2); John Martin [Principal Private Secretary to Churchill] on the fact that there had been no discussion of India during Churchill's visit to Washington; Viorel Tilea (3); Ronald Tree [Parliamentary Private Secretary to Brendan Bracken] on the importance of stressing to the Americans the effect an Indian collapse would have on the rest of Asia; Sir Samuel Turner; William Watkin Davies; Beatrice Webb [Beatrice, Lady Passfield]; "Bendor" [2nd Duke of Westminster, earlier Lord Belgrave] (2); Lieutenant-Colonel Orde Wingate on his report of his activities in Ethiopia; General Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of Imperial General Staff [later 1st Lord Alanbrooke] on Wingate's report and finding a suitable position for him; Lord Wolmer [Minister of Economic Warfare, later 3rd Lord Selborne] on his new post; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis] congratulating LSA on his handling of the situation in India; Sir Francis Wylie; Sir Hubert Young; Slobodan Jovanovic, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia, thanking LSA for his address on Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia].

Other subjects include: economic relations with the United States; Churchill's view of India.

Also includes: notes of sentences passed by the Germans against members of the Yugoslav partisans, with extracts from a Yugoslav newspaper on internal struggles among the partisans.


  • Creation: 1942-01 - 1943-04

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Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1942.

Finding aid date

2004-06-23 14:53:30.543000+00:00

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