The collection comprises the papers of Donald James Mackay, 11th Baron Reay as Governor of Bombay, 1885-1890.
Papers of Donald James Mackay, 11th Lord Reay
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- ReferenceGB 102 PP MS 37
- Former ReferenceGB 102 Formerly MS 25460
- Dates of Creation1884-1890
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description5 boxes
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Administrative / Biographical History
Donald James Mackay was born in the Hague on 22 December 1839. He was naturalised in 1877 and succeeded to the title of 11th Baron Reay in 1881. From 1884-1886 he was Rector of St. Andrew's University. From 1885-1890 he was Governor of Bombay. From 1892-1918 he was Lord-Lieutenant of Roxburghshire. He served as Under-Secretary for India from 1894-1895, and from 1897-1904 as Chairman of the London School Board. He was President of the Royal Asiatic Society and University College London, and the first President of the British Academy from 1901-1907. He died on 1 August 1921.
The papers have been arranged into the following sections: material on A'bkari administration (system of licences for the distillation and sale of spirits in Bombay); military and naval subjects; education; agriculture; sanitation and water works; various subjects; addresses of welcome, and drawings/maps.
Conditions Governing Access
Donated to the library c 1926
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