Interview with Lady Irene Mary Squire [sound recording]

Scope and Content

Lady Squire is interviewed about her life in India, Persia and Afghanistan, as the wife of Sir Giles Squire of the Indian Political Services.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lady Irene Mary Squire - Went to India as school teacher; married, 1926, Sir Giles Frederick Squire (1894-1959), Indian Civil Service 1920-24, Indian Political Service (I.P.S.) 1924-47. Interview describes life in India as a teacher at the Mahbubia School, Hyderabad, and as the wife of an I.P.S. Officer serving in Iran (1936-1943) and Afghanistan (1943-47) as well as India.

Access Information

Sound recording currently unavailable at SOAS Library due to preservation reasons. Researchers can access a copy of this audio recording at the British Library Listening & Viewing Service. For more details see or contact / 020 7412 7418.


Conditions Governing Use

Private study only. For publication or broadcast please refer to Archivist

Copyright held by British Library

Custodial History

Recorded as part of the ’Memories of the British in India’ project by India Office Library & Records [subsequently the Oriental and India Office Collection, British Library]. This recording was previously held at SOAS Library as part of the 'British in India Oral Archive Project' collection [Reference OA2], removed from this collection in August 2014 to reflect the recording’s alternative provenance as part of the ‘Memories of the British in India’ project.

Location of Originals

Original sound recording of interview available at British Library Listening & Viewing Service [Reference: C63/94-98]