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Presentation photo albums and papers of Thomas Godfrey Polson Corbett, 2nd Baron Rowallan, mostly relating to his role as Chief Scout.

Identifier: Acc.10323/1-53

Scope and Contents

Presentation albums, some in special bindings, notebooks, papers, formal addresses and other documents, and a few letters, 1944-1968, of Thomas Godfrey Polson Corbett, 2nd Baron Rowallan. Almost all the material is concerned with Rowallan's period as Chief Scout of the British Commonwealth and Empire (1945-1959), and many of the items were presented to him during Commonwealth tours. Included with the collection is one certificate, 1968, presented to Gwen Mervyn, Lady Rowallan (Acc.10323/52).


  • Creation: 1944-1968, undated.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1991, E Sutherland, Glasgow, through the agency of Donald MacCormick, Edinburgh.

Related Materials

For the main accession of Rowallan Papers see Acc.6688.

Some association copies of books received with this purchase have been transferred to the Department of General Collections.

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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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