Tower, Sir Reginald Thomas

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Three volumes entitled Notes for H. R. H. the Prince of Wales' Visit 1925. Typescript carbon copy in three files for the Prince of Wales' visit to Argentina. The notes contain a detailed account of Argentine society and British connections with Argentina, illustrated by captioned photographs. Each volume has a table of contents.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tower was born in 1860 and went on to be educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating with an MA in 1887. He entered the Diplomatic Service and became the Attaché for Constantinople before becoming Second Secretary to Madrid, Copenhagen, Berlin and Washington between 1892-1896. In 1897 he received the Jubilee Medal. He was the Secretary to the Legation for Peking, 1900 before adopting the position of Envoy Extraordinary to Siam, Bavaria, Wurtemburg, Mexico and Argentina during the rest of his career. He was awarded the Coronation Medal in 1902 and again in 1911. He died in 1939.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

Separated Material

The Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cambridge University, holds correspondence with Lord Hardinge, 1916-1918; correspondence and papers are held privately (see HMC for details).

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

A gift of His Honour Judge the Lord Dunboyne, great nephew of Reginald.

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