Sir Percy Amos Collection

Scope and Content

Copy of letter to Sheldon Amos, 12 Nov. 1905, from Graham Wallas, on nascent nationalism in the Middle East.

Administrative / Biographical History

Amos, Sir Percy Maurice Maclardie Sheldon (1872-1940) Knight

Born 1872, son of Sheldon Amos. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge where he got a first class in moral sciences tripos, 1893-1895. He was called to the bar (Inner Temple) in 1897 and became judge of Cairo native court in 1903. He served the native court of appeal, 1906-1912. He was Director of the Khedival School of Law, 1913-1915 and became judicial adviser to the Egyptian government 1917-1925. He was Quain professor of comparative law in London 1932-1937. Received his KBE 1922 and KC 1932

Wallas, Graham

Corresponded with Sir Percy Amos on nationalism in the Middle East. Further biographical details unknown.

Access Information


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Acquisition Information

Received from Margaret Legg

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description created by Clare Brown 10 Jun 1998 and revised by Debbie Usher 24 Mar 2004 and 11 Dec 2012. Biographical details for Sir Percy Maurice Maclardie Sheldon Amos based on the Concise Dictionary of National Biography (OUP, March 1992)

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

Sir Maurice Sheldon Amos (recipient) and then his daughter Mrs. Margaret Legg.


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