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Robin Cyprian Hope, I.C.S. Joined service 1938; Sub-Collector and Joint Magistrate Madras 1941; after independence joined a firm of solicitors, Coward, Chance and Co as an articled clerk. Coward, Chance instructed Sir Walter Monckton in connection with the Nizam of Hyderabad’s legal actions following the Indian take-over of Hyderabad in 1948. Mr Hope assisted with this legal work.

  1. File of photocopied papers taken from Government of Madras files and relating to rationing and procurement in the Province during the second world war. The file was put together by Mr Ivor Rhys Jones and include a few papers relating to Mr Rhys Jones’ career in the British civil service following Indian independence. 1939-49. 135ff. [Ivor Rhys Jones joined the I.C.S in 1939 and was appointed a Sub Collector and Joint Magistrate in Madras 1942; Joint Secretary, (later Secretary) Board of Revenue, Civil Supplies, Madras April 1944-47.]
  2. Section of a book on Mr Rhys Jones written by his sister, Miss Enid Jones. The section covers Mr Rhys Jones’ time in Madras between 1943 and 1947. It was sent to Mr Hope to help him with an article he was writing for the Indo-British Review on civil supplies in Madras from 1942. 160-74pp.
  3. Copy of Mr Hope’s article ‘Civil supplies in Madras’ dated 28 July 1995. 12ff.
  4. The complaint of Hyderabad against the Dominion of India under Article 35 (2) of the Charter of the United Nations. [August 1948.] Printed for H.E. the Nizam’s Government. 101pp. Supporting volume of Appendices. 346pp.
  5. Note by Mr Hope on ‘Hyderabad’s appeal to the United Nations, 1948’ dated 21 November 1995. 2ff.