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Mountbatten Digitisation Project: Countess Mountbatten of Burma Correspondence 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 Correspondence 1 page contains correspondence of Lady Mountbatten to her husband, 1921-6.  For further correspondence of Lady Mountbatten go to 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.

For diaries of Lady Mountbatten, go to Lady Mountbatten Diaries 1 for 1923-34; 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.

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 correspondence files are below:

MB1/S37 part 1 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence 1921

MB1/S37 part 2 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence 1921

MB1/S38 Lady Mountbatten Passports and Papers

MB1/S39 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence 1922

MB1/S40 part 1 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Jan-Jun 1922

MB1/S40 part 2 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Jan-Jun 1922

MB1/S40 part 3 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Jan-Jun 1922

MB1/S41 part 1 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Jan-Feb 1923

MB1/S41 part 2 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Jan-Feb 1923

MB1/S42 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Feb 1923

MB1/S43 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Mar-May 1923

MB1/S44 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Jun-Aug 1923

MB1/S45 part 1 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Sep-Dec 1923

MB1/S45 part 2 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Sep-Dec 1923

MB1/S46 part 1 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Jan-Feb 1924

MB1/S46 part 2 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Jan-Feb 1924

MB1/S47 part 1 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Feb-May 1924

MB1/S47 part 2 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Feb-May 1924

MB1/S48 part 1 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Jun-Dec 1924

MB1/S48 part 2 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence Jun-Dec 1924

MB1/S49 part 1 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence 1925-6

MB1/S49 part 2 Lady Mountbatten Correspondence 1925-6

 

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