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Private letters from LSA to the Viceroy of India, 1942-01 - 1942-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/26

Scope and Contents

Printed copies of letters from LSA to 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] on subjects including: finding a successor to General Sir Archibald Wavell as Commander-in-Chief, India; the transfer of control of Iraq and Iran from India to the Middle Eastern command; negotiations with Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of the Muslim League], Mohandas Gandhi, Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru and the Indian Congress; the war situation; Sir [Richard] Stafford Cripps's mission to Congress; recommendations of the American Technical Mission to India and Board of Economic Warfare, for an economic programme; civil disobedience; funding for Indian defence; Linlithgow's successor.


  • 1942-01 - 1942-12

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.


See also edited versions of letters between LSA and the Viceroy in "The Transfer of Power, 1942-7", edited by Nicholas Mansergh.

Finding aid date

2004-10-21 14:57:47.450000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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