Eden Tatton-Brown Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Eden Tatton-Brown's life and work in Egypt in the Ministry of Education and then in the Customs Administration, including an account of a journey to Mt. Sinai, letters to his wife and mother and his memoirs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tatton-Brown, Eden (1877-1961) Customs Administrator.

Born 31 December, son of Major-General John Tatton Butler Brown and Augusta Frederica Eden. Educated King's College, Cambridge (2nd Class BA). Joined Ministry of Education, Egypt, 1901; Egyptian Customs Administration, 1910, Director-General, 1924; Govt. Commissioner for Egyptian Customs, 1930; retired, 1933. CMG, 1929; Order of the Nile, 3rd Class, 1921, 2nd Class, 1933; Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold II, 1930. Married, 1904, Pauline Stewart-Jones (d. 1964). Died 29 September, 1961.


1. Travel Diary of a journey from Cairo to Mount Sinai

2. Correspondence between Eden Tatton-Brown and his close family

3. Quote from Sir C. Rivers Wilson autobiography

4. Photographs

5. Memoirs

Access Information


For further information on how to use the Middle East Centre Archive please see our Archon entry at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/a/A13531965

Acquisition Information

Received as a gift from Lady Kenya Tatton-Brown (daughter-in-law of Eden Tatton-Brown) in Aug and Sept 2008

Archivist's Note

Fonds, series, file and item level description created by Thomas Stanbury 12 Feb 2010. Biographical history based on the entry for Eden Tatton-Brown in Black, A&C, Who Was Who, (Oxford University Press, 2007) and on information provided by Lady Kenya Tatton-Brown.

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions on copying or quotation other than statutory regulations and preservation concerns

Custodial History

In the possession of Eden Tatton-Brown and his family

Related Material

In Middle East Centre Archive

GB165-0436 Pauline Tatton-Brown - Wife of Eden Tatton-Brown

GB165-0115 Sir Robert Allason Furness - Papers relating to Anglo-Egyptian relations and Egyptian internal politics

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