Item 113 - Letter from Hasan Shahid Suhrawardy to R. C. Trevelyan

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Letter from Hasan Shahid Suhrawardy to R. C. Trevelyan


  • 11 Feb 1935 (Creation)
  • 10 Feb 1935 (Creation)

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2 items: one MS letter to Trevelyan; one a typescript copy letter.

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Letter to Trevelyan, dated 10 Feb 1935: 21, Theatre Road, Calcutta. - Is still suffering from liver trouble and sleeplessness. Has applied to the League [of Nations] for a post which Lord Lytton and Harold Williams of the "Times" recommended him; the man appointed, the High Commissioner's brother, returned to India recently and was killed. There is no age barrier for this post, and the previous objection, that Suhrawardy was 'not in touch with Indian feelings', can no longer be claimed; as 'no Mohamedan has yet been appointed to a League post' he feels his chances are good. Asks Trevelyan to do what he can, and speak to [Clifford] Allen asking him to put Suhrawardy's case to people in London and Geneva.

Encloses a copy of his application letter to the Secretary General of the League of Nations [Joseph Avenol], dated 11 Feb 1935, for the post in the League Secretariat vacated by the death of Amulya Chatterjee.. Sets out his career and qualifications in detail.

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6/148: Draft letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Gilbert Murray, 23 Feb 1935, re Suhrawardy's candidature for the League of Nations position.
6/149: Letter from Gilbert Murray to R. C. Trevelyan, 25 Feb 1935, in response to 6/148

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