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Mountbatten Digitisation Project: Earl Mountbatten of Burma Diaries 1

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 Diaries 1 page contains the diaries for Lord Mountbatten, 1918, 1920, 1922-34.  For other diaries go to Lord Mountbatten Diaries 2 for 1935-42; Lord Mountbatten Diaries 3 for 1944, 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. 

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

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.

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 diaries are below:

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 1, 1918

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 2, 1920

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 3, 1922

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 4, 1923

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 5, 1924

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 6, 1925

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 7, 1926

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 8, 1927

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 9, 1928

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 10, 1929

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 11, 1930

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 12, 1931

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 13, 1932

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 14, 1933

Lord Mountbatten's diary Number 15, 1934

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