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Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner (1854-1925), Public servant and politician; High Commissioner for South Africa

Sitter in 24 portraits
German-born Milner studied at Oxford University after which he worked as assistant editor of the Pall Mall Gazette. He then became private secretary to Viscount Goshen, the Chancellor of the Exchequer. On Goschen's recommendation, Milner became Under-Secretary of Finance in Egypt. While there he wrote England in Egypt (1892). Milner went on to hold important positions including Chairman of the Inland Revenue (1897-1901) and Governor of the Transvaal (1901-05). In 1902 he became a Viscount for his services during the Boer War. In December 1916, he entered the new coalition government formed by Lloyd George. He served as Secretary of War and later was appointed Colonial Secretary.

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P1700(44c)

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Elliott & Fry
albumen print, circa 1897
NPG P1700(44c)

2135

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Hugh de Twenebrokes Glazebrook
oil on canvas, 1901
NPG 2135

2463

Statesmen of World War I

by Sir James Guthrie
oil on canvas, 1924-1930
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2463

x136373

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x136373

x197037

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Elliott & Fry, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, circa 1897, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x197037

x135625

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, circa 1897
NPG x135625

x26384

'His Excellency Sir Alfred Milner and Staff, Cape Town, South Africa'

published by Underwood & Underwood
albumen stereoscopic card, 1900
NPG x26384

x81502

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, early 1900s
NPG x81502

x81503

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, early 1900s
NPG x81503

x81504

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, early 1900s
NPG x81504

x81505

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, early 1900s
NPG x81505

x81506

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, early 1900s
NPG x81506

x81507

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, early 1900s
NPG x81507

x81508

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, early 1900s
NPG x81508

x81509

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, early 1900s
NPG x81509

x81545

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, early 1900s
NPG x81545

x134434

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner; James G. Stowe

by Underwood & Underwood, published by Strohmeyer & Wyman
albumen stereoscopic card, 1900
NPG x134434

x21354

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

published by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
vintage print, 1910s
NPG x21354

x165581

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x165581

Ax39201

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39201

x122798

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by and after Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 November 1923 (1919)
NPG x122798

D38416

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

after Unknown artist
photogravure, early 20th century
NPG D38416