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Buchan, John, 1875-1940



John Buchan was born the son of a Calvinist presbyterian minister in eastern Scotland, and died Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor-General of Canada. He was a classicist at Oxford, read for the Bar but practiced only briefly before becoming a publisher, was a government administrator in South Africa at the end of the Boer War, was a major contributor to The Spectator and war correspondent for The Times. He was also a Member of Parliament for the Scottish Universities and was His Majesty’s High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, twice and Chancellor of Edinburgh University. was made a heritage peer on receiving the appointment of Governor-General of Canada in 1935. John Buchan is most famous for The Thirty-Nine Stepsand Greenmantle; born Perth, Scotland; died Montreal, Quebec)

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Visit of Lord Tweedsmuir, the Governor General of Canada, March 31, 1937

 Item — Box 33: Series HPC - Box 33
Identifier: HPC - Box 33
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Historical Photograph Collection is largely comprised of materials created by or for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Some of the earliest photographs of the estate were created and sold to visitors by the Association as a means of income. Those efforts helped to establish an important collection of 19th century views. The collection spans the 1850s to 2000s and includes over 140 linear feet of analog material providing a visual history of the Mansion, outbuildings, tombs, grounds,...
Dates: March 31, 1937