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Private letters from the Viceroy of India to LSA, 1943-01 - 1943-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/29

Scope and Contents

Printed copies of letters from 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] to LSA on subjects including: the future of Burma [later Myanmar]; negotiations with Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of the Muslim League], Mohandas Gandhi and the Indian Congress, particularly Gandhi's fast; the reconstitution of Linlithgow's Council; General Sir Claude Auchinleck's return as Commander-in-Chief, India and 1st Lord Wavell's appointment as the next Viceroy; the deteriorating situation in Bengal; filling emergency vacancies; a trade dispute with South Africa; the food shortage.


  • 1943-01 - 1943-10


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 332

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

2004-10-25 11:32:17.547000+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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