Papers of Edwin Montagu, Part I
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The collection consists mainly of letters and papers received by Montagu in the course of his political career, along with typescript copies of his replies. There are substantial series of correspondence with Curzon, Churchill, Asquith, Lloyd George, Chelmsford, Hardinge, Indian notables and India Office officials. The papers principally reflect Montagu's great interest in India, but there is also material on wartime reconstruction, Ireland, Egypt, and Turkey, as well as interesting personal accounts of the fall of the Asquith government in December 1916 and the Paris Peace Conference.
There are also more than five hundred original letters from Montagu to his mother, Lady Swaythling, from 1885 to 1918.
Montagu, Edwin Samuel (1879-1924), politician