Michael Close: Diaries

Scope and Content

Manuscript diaries describing Close's experiences, 1931-1938, with a covering note by the author, 4 September 1973, and a photocopy of an article about him from The daily telegraph, November 1984.

Administrative / Biographical History

(Hubert) Michael Close (d. 1999) was born at Golders Green, Greater London, and educated at St John's College, Cambridge (B.A., 1936; M.A., 1945). He moved to India in 1937, and took up a teaching post in Delhi. He served with the Rajputana Rifles during the Second World War, and moved to Peshawar in 1947, where he taught English and history at Islamia College before moving to Edwardes College. Close was the author of A Pathan company (1994) and Attlee, Wavell, Mountbatten and the transfer of power (1997). He died in October 1999.

Access Information

Access is restricted under the terms of the donation.

Acquisition Information

Presented by H. Close, 1975.

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.


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