Government Departments: Commonwealth Relations Office (India and Pakistan)
8 sub-files of correspondence with the Commonwealth Relations Offices for India and Pakistan. Consists of:
1) India 1944-48: General correspondence with the Commonwealth Relation office for India and others regarding the acquisition and display of Indian War Relics. Topics covered include: appeal in Times for artefacts and help, possible collection of relics from the Indian Army Offices, possibility of publishing letter praising actions of British soldiers in India during the Second World War, acquisition of photographs of former Commander-in Chiefs of India, possible dioramas of Indian army actions, decision of Indian Government to not help the Museum, cost of Indian Army exhibits, offer of Indian exhibits to the Museum, formation of Indian War Museum Board to collect exhibits for the Museum, notes of meeting of Indian War Museum Board, actions of India office to secure relics.
2) India 1948-56: General correspondence with the Commonwealth Relations Office for India, and other correspondence, regarding the collection of Indian War Relics for the Museum. Topics covered include: photography of Dorman-Smith rifle, repair of exhibits for Belgian Royal Army Museum, donation of naval relics including badges to the Museum, identification of flag, donation of Indian Army Overseas badge and medal, photographs of Indian VCs, acquisition of uniforms and other items of clothing, visit to the Museum by Indian and Pakistan attaches, suitable items for the Museum, donation of books, possible Indian Army Museum.
3) India: 14 sub-files of general correspondence with the Commonwealth Relations Office for India, and other correspondence, regarding the collection of Indian War Relics for the Museum. Consists of:
1- General Sir Frank Messervy: Letter from General Messervy regarding the classification of Indian exhibits.
2- Brigadier D. Currie: Correspondence with Brigadier Currie regarding the acquisition of photographs of 'classes'.
3- Mr Leon J Seymour: Correspondence regarding decision not to make Indian display panels for the Museum.
4- Miss Heather Child: Correspondence with Miss Child regarding possible creation of Indian display panels for the Museum.
5-Mr J.D. Heaton-Armstrong: Correspondence regarding the Coat of Arms of the Royal Indian Air Force.
6- Lt-Col Frank Wilson: Correspondence with Col Wilson regarding the purchase of his sketches of Indian troops etc for the Museum.
7- Lt-Col FR Cosens: Correspondence with Col Cosens regarding the collection of Indian Army Regimental Histories for the Museum, and regarding a visit to the Museum.
8- Major FG Harden: Correspondence with Major Harden regarding the illustration of Indian Cap Badges.
9- Board of Trade: Correspondence requesting permission to buy gold leaf for the Indian badge exhibit.
10- Mr HR Allen: Correspondence regarding display panels for the Indian exhibit
11- Badges of the Indian Army: Tables of badges on Indian Regiments held by the Museum. Also correspondence regarding the acquisition of badges from the Indian Government.
12- Liaison Service for the Combined Inter-Services Historical Section (India): Letter requesting historical information for a film.
13- Victory Present and Golden Congratulatory Emblem to His Majesty's Government from an Indian Land Owner: Correspondence regarding the transfer to the Museum of a congratulatory plaque given to the British Government by an Indian landowner. Contains a photograph of the plaque.
14- Untitled: Draft display panels for Indian exhibition, notes on exhibits for exhibition, practise fonts for display panels.
4) History of the Indian Army: Correspondence regarding history of Indian Army units. Also lists of units, list of where to find badge designs, summary of work taking place on the Indian section, rough notes on section.
5) Lt General Sir Reginald Savory: Letter from Lt General Savoury on possible Indian headresses for the Museum to collect.
6) History of India Armed Forces: Notes on Indian display by General Coleridge, plan of display panels, drafts of display panels, correspondence regarding Indian exhibit, notes.
7) India- Records of Uniforms in Pictures and Statuettes: 6 sub-files of correspondence regarding the acquisition of statues and pictures on Indian uniforms. Consists of:
1- Colonel Olaf MacDonald: Correspondence with Colonel MacDonald regarding the making of figures showing Indian Uniforms. Also newspaper articles on the Indian Army Museum at Sandhurst, and correspondence regarding the loan of photographs.
2- CCP Lawson: Acquisition from CCP Lawson of oil sketches. Also correspondence with Mr Lawson regarding sketches of the uniforms of Indian Units.
3- Mr R Panter: Correspondence with Mr Panter regarding the creation of drawings to illustrate Indian Army uniforms.
4- Lt Col GA Shepperd: Correspondence with Col Shepperd regarding the loan of drawings of Indian badges to create display panels.
5- Mr C. d'O Pilkington Jackson: Correspondence with Mr Pilkington Jackson regarding the creation of two statuettes illustrating Indian Uniforms for the Museum.
6- Mr AE Haswell-Miller: Correspondence with Mr Haswell-Miller regarding the creation of statuettes illustrating Indian Uniforms for the Museum. Also regarding the exchange of drawings and photographs.
8) Pakistan 1947-1957: Correspondence with the Commonwealth Relations Office regarding the collection of exhibits relating to Pakistan for the Museum, including models, photographs and Rolls of Honour. Lists of items acquired. Also correspondence with other High Commissioners regarding visits.