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Mountbatten Digitisation Project: Countess Mountbatten of Burma Diaries 3

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 3 page contains Lady Mountbatten's diaries, 1943-50. For other diaries of Lady Mountbatten, go to Lady Mountbatten Diaries 1 for 1923-34, Lady Mountbatten Diaries 2 for 1935-41, 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 for 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's diary Number 20, Jan-Jun 1943

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 20, Jul-Dec 1943

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 21, Jan-Jun 1944

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 21, Jul-Dec 1944

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 22, Jan-Jun 1945

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 22, Jul-Dec 1945

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 23, Jan-Jun 1946

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 23, Jul-Dec 1946

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 24, Jan-Jun 1947

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 24, Jul-Dec 1947

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 25, Jan-Jun 1948

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 25, Jul-Dec 1948

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 26, Jan-Jun 1949

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 26, Jul-Dec 1949

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 27, Jan-Jun 1950

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 27, Jul-Dec 1950

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 28, 1950

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