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Private letters from LSA to the Viceroy of India, 1941-01 - 1941-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/24

Scope and Contents

Printed copies of letters from LSA to 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] on subjects including: negotiations with Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of the Muslim League], Mohandas Gandhi, Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru and the Indian Congress; the war situation; Sir Alexander Roger and his Ministry of Supply mission to India; inventions by Chaim Weizmann in yeast and molasses-based food and fuel production; the Indian Seamen's Union; Pakistan; the enlargement of Linlithgow's Council, particularly bringing more Indians into the Executive and Advisory Councils; the dispatch of a force from India to Basra [Iraq]; a draft Indian constitution; India's contribution to war expenditure; aircraft production; the change-over from General Sir Claude Auchinleck to General Sir Archibald Wavell as Commander-in-Chief, India; an adult literacy campaign; LSA's difficulties with Winston Churchill [Prime Minister] over Indian policy.


  • 1941-01 - 1941-12

Conditions Governing Access

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


1 volume(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 322

Existence and Location of Copies

See also the records of the India Office

Related Materials

See also AMEL 1/6 for LSA's official India Office papers.

Finding aid date

2004-10-21 11:22:51.890000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

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