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Personal correspondence and papers of Thomas Godfrey Polson Corbett, 2nd Baron Rowallan, mostly concerning the Scout movement and other public activities; with papers relating to military service and estate papers.

Identifier: Acc.6688/1-47

Scope and Contents

Personal correspondence and papers, 1929-68, with some estate papers, 1845-1967, of Thomas Godfrey Polson Corbett, MC KBE KT (1875-1977), 2nd Baron Rowallan, Chief Scout of the British Commonwealth (1945-1959), and Governor of Tasmania (1959-1963). The correspondence is concerned mainly with Rowallan's activities in the Scout movement, but includes also some papers relating to his military service in both World Wars, and to his farming activities in Ayrshire. For further biographical details see, 'Rowallan: the Autobiography of Lord Rowallan' (Edinburgh, 1976).


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1845-1968, undated.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1976, by Lord Rowallan, Kilmarnock.

Related Materials

A later accession of Rowallan Papers is Acc. 10323.

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