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Mountbatten Digitisation Project: Earl Mountbatten of Burma Correspondence

Louis, Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Earl 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 page contains correspondence from Lord Mountbatten to his wife, 1921 onwards.

Lady Mountbatten's correspondence to her husband can be accessed at the following pages: Lady Mountbatten Correspondence 1 for 1921-6; Lady Mountbatten Correspondence 2 for 1927-36; and Lady Mountbatten Correspondence 3 for 1937 onwards.

For diaries of Lord Mountbatten go to the following: Lord Mountbatten Diaries 1 for 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 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. 

Louis Mountbatten was born in 1900, the fourth and youngest child of Prince Louis of Battenberg and Princess Victoria of Hesse, one of Queen Victoria's granddaughters.

 

The digital copies of the correspondence files are below:

MB1/S131 part 1 Lord Mountbatten correspondence 1921

MB1/S131 part 2 Lord Mountbatten correspondence 1921

MB1/S132 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence Jan-Feb 1922

MB1/S133 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence Mar 1922

MB1/S134 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence Apr-Jun 1922

MB1/S135 part 1 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence Jan-Feb 1923

MB1/S135 part 2 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence Jan-Feb 1923

MB1/S136 part 1 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence Mar-Jul 1923

MB1/S136 part 2 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence Mar-Jul 1923

MB1/S137 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence Aug 1923-Jan 1924

MB1/S138 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence Jan-Mar 1924, Feb 1923

MB1/S139 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1926-36

MB1/S140 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1939

MB1/S141 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1940

MB1/S142 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1941

MB1/S143 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1942

MB1/S144 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1943

MB1/S145 part 1 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1944

MB1/S145 part 2 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1944

MB1/S146 part 1 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1945-6

MB1/S146 part 2 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1945-6

MB1/S147 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1947-9

MB1/S148 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1950-1

MB1/S149 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1952-6

MB1/S150 Lord Mountbatten Correspondence 1957-60

 

 

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