Sir Iltyd Clayton Collection

Scope and Content

Maj. Norbury’s memoirs of siege of Kufa; MS of partial memoirs to 1929; papers on Palestine; report on Lebanon by Charles Malik; papers relating to Musa Alami’s Land Development Scheme; TS of Sir G.F. Clayton’s Diary of a mission to Ibn Saud; report on British Council work in Egypt; paper on Islam; review of Weizmann’s Trial and Error.

Administrative / Biographical History

Clayton, Sir Iltyd Nicholl (1886-1955) Knight, Brigadier

Born 15 Sept. 1886, son of Lt.-Col. W.L.N. Clayton. Educated at Lancing College and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Served in Royal Artillery, 1914-19; operations in Iraq, 1920; attached Iraq Army, 1921-28; Middle East Temp. Brig. (MI) Cairo, 1940-43; Adviser on Arab affairs, Minister of State, 1943-45; Adviser to Head of British Middle East Office till 1948; attached British Embassy, Cairo, 1947-48, as Minister. Married 1917 Marjorie Clemence Duke - 1 son, 2 daughters. Died 30 June 1955.

Access Information


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Acquisition Information

Received from his daughter Mrs. J.C.B. Gosling, Oct./Nov. 1977

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description created by Clare Brown 13 Aug 1998 and revised by Debbie Usher 18 May 2007. File and item level description created in 1970s and revised 18 May 2007.

Conditions Governing Use

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