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MALCOLM, Lt Neill (1869-1953)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 NMA
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: MALCOLM, Lt Neill (1869-1953)
Date(s): 1896
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 large box and 2 files
Name of creator(s): Malcolm | Sir | Neill | 1869-1953 | Knight | Lieutenant


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1869; educated: St Peter's School, York; Eton College; and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned second lieutenant in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1889; served in India, before travelling to both China and Tibet in 1896; served in the Tochi valley expedition on the North West Frontier before being posted to Uganda, 1897-1899; attached to the headquarters staff in South Africa, 1899-1900; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1899-1931; attended the Staff College, Camberley, 1902; posted to Somaliland, 1903-1904; staff captain in the military operations directorate of the War Office, travelling to Morocco on official business, 1905; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, War Office, -1908; Secretary of the historical section of the Committee of Imperial Defence (CID), 1908; General staff officer, grade 2 (GSO2) on the Staff College directing staff, 1912; First World War service; head of the British military mission in Berlin, 1919; General Officer Commanding in Malaya, 1921-1924; retired from the Army, 1924; President of the British North Borneo Company; President of the China Society; chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, 1926-1933; League of Nations High Commissioner for German Refugees, 1934-1938; died, 1953.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Lt Neill Malcolm including diary of travels in India, Tibet and China, 1896 and preliminary list of flora collected in Tibet by Wellby and Malcom, 1896.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Accessible via The Foyle Reading Room. Free of charge for Fellows, Members and those with valid academic identification. All other users pay a charge and must bring identification in order to register on arrival.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at the discretion of the Archivist and subject to completion of 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Hand list and card index.

Archival Information

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Immediate source of acquisition:


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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) ed.2, name authority NRA.

Date(s) of descriptions:
19th November, 2001. Oct 2008.

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