Maltese memorials

Scope and Content

Essays, photographs and postcards relating to Malta.

Administrative / Biographical History

Donald Herbert Simpson was born on 25 November 1920. He was the Librarian of the Royal Commonwealth Society, 1956-1987. He died on 4 November 2002.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Acquisition Information

RCMS 62/1a was presented by Donald Simpson, 1966. The rest of the collection was presented by Pauline Simpson, daughter of Donald Simpson, March 2003.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

MSS 17

MSS Addenda, vol. I; Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 55. There is a description with the collection.

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue and Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.

Simpson, Donald Herbert, 1920-2002, Librarian of the Royal Commonwealth Society