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Mountbatten Digitisation Project: Countess Mountbatten of Burma Diaries 1

Countess Mountbatten of Burma
Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Welcome to the Mountbatten Papers Digitisation Project which will make available online for the first time papers of the late Louis, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and Edwina, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, providing a fascinating insight into both their public and private lives.

This Diaries 1 page contains Lady Mountbatten's diaries, 1923-34.  For other diaries of Lady Mountbatten, go to Lady Mountbatten Diaries 2 for 1935-41; Lady Mountbatten Diaries 3 for 1943-50; and Lady Mountbatten Diaries 4 for 1951-60. 

Go to Lord Mountbatten Diaries 1 for diaries, 1918, 1920, 1922-34; Lord Mountbatten Diaries 2 for 1935-42; Lord Mountbatten Diaries 3 for 1943-4, 1946-50; Lord Mountbatten Diaries 4 for 1951-60; Lord Mountbatten Diaries 5 for 1961-8 and appointment diaries 1956-7 and 1977-8; and Lord Mountbatten Diaries 6 for tour diaries 1969-78.

For Lady Mountbatten's correspondence with her husband go to Lady Mountbatten Correspondence 1 for 1921-6, Lady Mountbatten Correspondence 2 for 1927-36 and Lady Mountbatten Correspondence 3 for 1937 onwards.

Lord Mountbatten's correspondence to his wife can be found at Lord Mountbatten Correspondence.

Edwina was the elder of the two daughters of Wilfrid Ashley, Baron Mount Temple of Lee and his first wife, Amalia (Maudie), only child of Sir Ernest Cassel, financier and philanthropist. Edward VII, Edwina's grandfather's friend and client, was her godfather.

 

The digital copies of the diaries are below:

Lady Mountbatten diary Number 1, 1923

Lady Mountbatten diary Number 2, 1924

Lady Mountbatten diary Number 3, 1925

Lady Mountbatten diary Number 4, 1926

Lady Mountbatten diary Number 5, 1927

Lady Mountbatten diary Number 6, 1928

Lady Mountbatten diary Number 7, 1929

Lady Mountbatten diary Number 8, 1930

Lady Mountbatten diary Number 9, 1931

Lady Mountbatten diary Number 10, 1932

Lady Mountbatten diary Number 11, 1933

Lady Mountbatten diary Number 12, 1934

Transcript of Lady Mountbatten diary Number 11, 1933

Transcript of Lady Mountbatten diary Number 12, 1934

 

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