1928 - Sir Harold Alfred MacMichael

Scope and Content

There is a single item in this series. This is a letter from John Pinches to give estimates for the School Medal, Triennial Medal and the Burton Medal. Dated 29 March 1928, 2 sides.

Administrative / Biographical History

Harold Alfred MacMichael was educated at Bedford School and Magdalen College, Cambridge. he joined the civil service beginning work in Sudan before being moved to the Blue Nile and Khartoum Provinces. From 1933-1937 he served as the Governor of Tanganyika. In 1938 he became High Commissioner of the British Mandate of Palestine in a troubled period and MacMichael survived several assassination attempts. In 1945 he was mover to the Malay States where he negotiated treaties with the Malay rulers. He died in Folkestone, Kent in 1969.

Related Material

The Minutes of the Council Meeting may provide additional details of the award to MacMichael. The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 1928 (4), pp. 992-1000, provides details of the giving of the Burton Memorial Medal to MacMichael and the lecture which he provided.

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