Correspondence with prominent officials including Lord Lloyd, Sir Kinahan Cornwallis, Sir Reginald Wingate and Ormsby Gore, 1922-1941; Correspondence relating to Palestine, Syria and Sudan including letters from Chaim Weizmann, Judah Magnes, Sir H. Maitland Wilson, Sir Huddleston and Edgar Bonham Carter; Papers relating to MacMichael's Palestine Commissionership and also the Peel Commission recommendations of 1938; correspondence and papers relating to Palestine charities; texts of speeches and broadcasts by MacMichael 1938-1944; Anglo-Arab Association correspondence and papers 1945-1961; four volumes of press-cuttings, 1934-1967. Photographic collection.
Sir Harold MacMichael Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 165 0196
- Dates of Creation1922-1967
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description5 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
MacMichael, Sir Harold Alfred (1882-1969)
Born 15 October 1882, son of Revd. C. MacMichael and the Hon. Mrs. MacMichael. Educated King's Lynn and Bedford Schools and Magdalene College, Cambridge (BA 1904). Joined Sudan Political Service, 1905 was successively Inspector in Provinces of Kordofan, Blue Nile and Khartoum, Political and Intelligence Officer with Expeditionary Force which reoccupied Darfur 1916; Sub-Governor of Darfur Province and then Assistant Civil Secretary; Civil Secretary, 1926-1933, and, periodically, Acting Governor-General; CMG 1927; KCMG 1932; from 1933-1937 Governor and Commander-in-Chief Tanganyika Territory; from 1938-1944 High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief for Palestine and High Commissioner for Trans-Jordan; GCMG 1941; Special Representative of HM Government in Malaya, 1945; Constitutional Commissioner, Malta, 1946. Married, 1919, Nesta Stephens (died 1974): 2 daughters (Araminta, Lady Aldington, and one daughter deceased). Died 19 September 1969.
Correspondence; Commissionership; broadcasts and speeches; Anglo-Arab Association papers; press-cuttings.
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Received as a gift from Lady MacMichael, Aug 1970
Other Finding Aids
Fonds level description created by Clare Brown 14 Apr 1999 and revised by Debbie Usher 28 May 2008. File level based on descriptions created in 1970s.
Conditions Governing Use
No restrictions on copying or quotation other than statutory regulations and preservation concerns
In the possession of Sir Harold MacMichael and his family