Lionel Jardine papers

Scope and Content

36 photostat photographs (1914-1918, nd); 60 manuscript letters, mainly to his parents and family, with some photocopies, press cuttings and typed summary notes (3 November 1914-15 March 1917); Photocopied papers, with typed transcripts and with summary notes, 1918-1921 (nd); Photocopied typescript extract from "The Review of the Civil Administration of Mesopotamia, 1920" (24 June 1976); Photocopied extract from unknown publication (nd); Typescript recollections 'Baghdad in Jeopardy', with photocopied letter regarding the recollections from James H. Blackwood, publisher (2 June 1921, 5 July 1921); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (January 1978, December 1978).

Administrative / Biographical History

Lionel Westropp Jardine (1895-1980) was born in London and educated at Charterhouse and Wadham College, Oxford. As a 2nd Lieutenant and Captain, 5th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, he served in India and Mesopotamia. He was in the Political service in Mesopotamia, 1919-1921, and the Indian Civil Service, 1924-1947.

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Tapes 552 and 586: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in 1978. See also MES 052: Jardine, JEB (brother).