Item 9 - Printed copy of a telegram from Lord Reading to Edwin Montagu

Identity area

Reference code

MONT II/A/3/24/9

Title

Printed copy of a telegram from Lord Reading to Edwin Montagu

Date(s)

  • 21 Nov. 1921 (Creation)

Level of description

Item

Extent and medium

Context area

Name of creator

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Quiet prevails at Bombay. Gandhi has made a press statement in which he does not dispute the seriousness of the violent outbreaks or deny that they constitute a breach of his injunctions to refrain from harm or insult to the Prince, and admits that he finds himself unable to control the spirit of revolt and that the hope of reviving mass civil obedience has once more been dashed. Reading believes that the non-co-operationists have suffered a great defeat and that the majority at Bombay have shown themselves loyal to the Crown. There have been hartals in several big cities and intimidation has been resorted to, particularly in Calcutta. The Government of Bengal has declared the volunteer corps unlawful. Practically all shops were shut in Delhi, but despite the success of hartals he believes that the general public are now anxious for Government to assert its authority. Will discuss the situation in Council tomorrow. Urges Montagu to oppose the institution of autonomous rule at Adrianople under the Greek flag, and asks whether it is impossible that autonomy should be under Turkish suzerainty, though under international control.

(Cuttings from a larger document, pasted to a sheet of paper.)

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related genres

Related places