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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 134/1

Joyce Collection: Cabinet Mission to India, 1946 - volume I.

Photographers: Press Information Bureau, Government of India.
Contents: 54 prints 118x41mm to 195x294mm Gelatine silver prints
Provenance: Presented by Alec Houghton Joyce, March 1958.
Notes:
Subjects: official functions - constitutional conferences - Indian politicians
Description: Cloth-covered album, 267x362mm, containing mounted prints with handwritten captions. Album pages are very brittle. The album records the visit to India of a cabinet delegation led by Lord Pethick-Lawrence which met Indian political leaders in New Delhi. The photographs are mainly portraits including those of Gandhi and Jinnah.

Alec Houghton Joyce (1894-1982) was Joint Publicity Officer to the India and Burma Round Table Conferences of 1930-32 and served with the Cabinet Delegation to India of 1946. He was Head of the Information Department of the Commonwealth Relations Office from 1948-54 and subsequently employed in charge of the branch conducting liaison with the UK, Commonwealth and foreign press with the BBC. He retired in 1957. These photographs were presented to Joyce at the time of the 1946 Mission, and subsequently presented by him to the India Office Library.



Album contents:-
Photo 134/1(1) [Portrait of] Lord Pethick-Lawrence. 
Photo 134/1(2) The Imperial Secretariat, the Viceroy's House and the Council Chamber (photographed from the India Gate), [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(3) Cabinet delegation arrives in India. [Pethick-Lawrence, Cripps and Alexander] with Sir Francis Mudie, Governor of Sind, Karachi. 
Photo 134/1(4) Cabinet delegation arrives in India. [Pethick-Lawrence, Cripps and Alexander] with HE Lord Wavell, New Delhi. 
Photo 134/1(5) [The Cabinet Mission] with provincial Governors, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(6) [The Cabinet Mission] with provincial Governors, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(7) Ministers at work with the Viceroy, [Lord Wavell, New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(8) Lord Wavell's busy day starts, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(9) Cabinet ministers and the Viceroy at work with advisors and secretaries, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(10) [Lord Pethick-Lawrence] At work in the Viceroy's House, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(11) [Lord Pethick-Lawrence and Stafford Cripps] At work in the Viceroy's House, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(12) [Lord Pethick-Lawrence arriving at the] first meeting with the Press, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(13) [Cripps, Pethick-Lawrence and Alexander at the] first meeting with the Press, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(14) [View of the crowded room at the] first meeting with the Press, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(15) NWFP and Assam representatives, [New Delhi]. Dr Khan Sahib, Premier of NWFP, first from left. 
Photo 134/1(16) NWFP and Assam representatives, [New Delhi]. Mr Abdul Qayyum, Leader of Opposition, NWFP, first from right. 
Photo 134/1(17) NWFP and Assam representatives, [New Delhi]. Mr Gopinath Bardoli, Premier of Assam, first from right. 
Photo 134/1(18) HH Nawab of Bhopal, Chancellor of the Chamber of Princes, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(19) HH the Maharaja of Gwalior, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(20) (Right to left) HH the Jam Saheb of Nawanagar, HH the Maharaja of Gwalior and HH the Maharaja of Bikaner. 
Photo 134/1(21) Sir C. P. Ramaswamy Aiyar, Dewan of Travancore. 
Photo 134/1(22) Nawab of Chattari, President, Nizam's Executive Coucil, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(23) Sir Mirza Ismail, Prime Minister of Jaipur, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(24) Their Highnesses the rulers of Bilaspur and Dungarpur, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(25) Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah, Premier, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(26) Mr G.M. Syed, Leader of the Opposition, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(27) [Cabinet Mission] with members of the Standing Commitee of the All-India Newspaper Editors' Conference [at New Delhi]. Mr T.K. Ghosh, President, AINEC, welcoming the ministers. 
Photo 134/1(28) [Cabinet Mission] with members of the Standing Commitee of the All-India Newspaper Editors' Conference [at New Delhi]. Lord Pethick-Lawrence addressing editors. 
Photo 134/1(29) Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru [at New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(30) The Rt Hon'ble M.R. Jayakar [at New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(31) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad [at New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(32) Mr Gandhi after first interview [at New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(33) Mr Mohammad Ali Jinnah [at New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(34) Sikh representaives [at New Delhi]. Sardar Baldev Singh, Minister, Punjab Government, first from left. 
Photo 134/1(35) Sikh representaives [at New Delhi]. Master Tara Singh, Akali leader. 
Photo 134/1(36) Mr H.S. Suhrawardy, Premier of Bengal [at New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(37) Dr B.R. Ambedkar, Scheduled Castes Leader and member of the Viceroy's Executive Council. 
Photo 134/1(38) Mr Kiran Shankar Roy, Leader of the Opposition, Bengal, [at New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(39) Punjab representatives [at New Delhi]. Malik Sir Khizr Hyat Khan Tiwana, Premier. 
Photo 134/1(40) Punjab representatives [at New Delhi]. Nawab of Mamdot, Leader of the Opposition. 
Photo 134/1(41) Congress Premiers [at New Delhi]. (L to R) Pandit G.B. Pant (UP), Mr B.G. Kher (Bombay), Mr H.K. Mahatab (Orissa), Pandit R.S. Shukla (CP), Mr S.K. Sinha (Bihar). 
Photo 134/1(42) Leaders of the Opposition [at New Delhi]. Mr Mohamed Ismail (Madras), Chaudhri Khaliquzzaman (UP), Mr I.I. Chundrigar (Bombay). 
Photo 134/1(43) Mr N.M. Joshi, Labour Leader [at New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(44) Mr P.J. Griffiths, Leader of the European Group in Central Assembly [at New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(45) Mr Frank R. Anthony, MLA Leader of the Anglo-Indians [at New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(46) Indian Christian leaders [at New Delhi], (left to right) Raja Sir Maharaj Singh, Mr B.L. Rallia Ram and Mr Ruthna Swami. 
Photo 134/1(47) Mr C.P. Lawson, MLA Centre [at New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(48) Miss Maniben Kara with pressmen [at New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(49) Mrs Manmohini Saigal (left) and Mrs B.C. Dutt of the National Council of Women [at New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(50) Reception [for the Cabinet Mission] by the Empire Parliamentary Association, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(51) Reception [for the Cabinet Mission] by the Empire Parliamentary Association, [New Delhi]. Mr G.V. Mavalankar & Mr A.V. Alexander. 
Photo 134/1(52) Reception [for the Cabinet Mission] by the Empire Parliamentary Association, [New Delhi]. Lord Pethick-Lawrence & Mr G.V. Mavalankar . 
Photo 134/1(53) Mr Hoosain Imam, Member, Council of State, with press correspondents, [New Delhi]. 
Photo 134/1(54) Mr Sarat Chandra Bose, Leader of the Congress Party in the Central Assembly talking to pressmen, [New Delhi]. 


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