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The Indian States Enquiry Committee Papers of John Colin Campbell Davidson

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These papers relate specifically to the work of the Indian States Enquiry Committee, both in India and after its return to England, but they also include a number of items of more direct relevance to British domestic politics.

Dates

  • 1931-1939

Extent

5.17 Linear metres (47 Physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 557, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. b. 219-222; c. 557-587; d. 344-355 See also under MS. Eng. hist. a. 18, fols. 17-22

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12710

Overview

Indian States Enquiry Committee Papers of John Colin Campdell Davidson, (1889-1970) politician.

Biographical / Historical

John Colin Campbell Davidson, 1st Viscount Davidson (1889-1970) was Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 1923 to 1924, Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty, 1924 to 1927, and Chairman of the Unionist Party from 1927 to 1930. From 1931 to 1937 he was again Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and it was during this period that he went to India as chairman of the Indian States Enquiry Committee (Financial), one of the committees set up under the Indian Round Table Conference.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection of papers was given to the Bodleian Library in 1971 by the Dowager Viscountess Davidson. The bulk of Davidson's papers are in the House of Lords Record Office, London. It should be noted that the papers of John Sankey, which also contain material on the Indian Round Table Conference, are in the Bodleian.

Related Materials

The archive of John Sankey, Viscount Sankey of Moreton, also contains material on the Indian Round Table Conference. See MSS. Eng. hist. a. 19, c. 502-56, d. 313-40, e. 242-303, f. 21.
Title
Catalogue of the Indian States Enquiry Committee Papers of John Colin Campbell Davidson, 1931-9
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by P. J. Bull
Date
1973, EAD version 2017
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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