Sir Milne Cheetham Collection

Scope and Content

Private letters and telegrams to Sir Arthur Nicolson, Sir Louis Mallet, Sir Eldon Gorst and Lord Kitchener on British policy in Egypt, 1910-1914; letters from R.S. Patterson, Sir R. Graham, Lords Allenby and Milner relating to Egypt, 1919-1920.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Milne Cheetham (1869-1938) Knight

Born 9 July 1869, son of J.M. Cheetham. In 1894 entered Diplomatic Service; Secretary in Paris, 1896, Secretary in Berlin, 1901. Then 1st Secretary in Rome, 1905; chargé d’affaires at Rio de Janiero, 1908-1909; Counsellor of Embassy, Cairo, 1911-19; Minister to Peru & Ecuador, 1919-1920; Minister in Paris, 1921-1922; Minister in Switzerland, 1922-1924; Minister in Athens, 1924-1926; Minister in Copenhagen, 1926-1928. Married 1st (1907) Anastasia, daughter of M.N. Mouravieff (div. 1923) - one son; 2nd. Cynthia, daughter of Sir Horace Seymour. KCMG 1912, CMG 1912. Died 6 January 1938.

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description created by Clare Brown 21 Jul 1998 and revised by Debbie Usher 18 May 2007. File level description created in 1970s

Conditions Governing Use

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

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