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Mountbatten Digitisation Project: Countess Mountbatten of Burma Diaries 4

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

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's diary Number 29/1, 1951

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 29/2, 1951

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 30, Jan-Jun 1952

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 30, Jul-Dec 1952

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 31, Jan-Jun 1953

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 31, Jul-Dec 1953

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 32, 1954

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 33, 1955

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 34, Jan-Jun 1956

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 34, Jul-Dec 1956

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 35, Jan-Jun 1957

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 35, Jul-Dec 1957

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 36, Jan-Jun 1958

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 36, Jul-Dec 1958

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 37, Jan-Jun 1959

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 37, Jul-Dec 1959

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 38/1, Jan-Jun 1960

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 38/1, Jul-Dec 1960

Lady Mountbatten's diary Number 38/2, 1960

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