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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (1875-1940), Novelist and Governor-General of Canada

Sitter in 23 portraits
Author, publisher and Governor-General of Canada (1935-40). Buchan published his first novel, Sir Quixote of the Moors (1895), while still at university. He worked in South Africa from 1901 to 1903, assisting with reconstruction after the South African War. After returning to England, he worked as a publisher with Nelsons and assisted with propaganda during the First World War. Buchan's most famous novel, The Thirty-Nine Steps, was published in 1915. In 1933 he was made Governor-General of Canada and proved an energetic and popular leader. He was created Baron Tweedsmuir of Elsfield in 1935.

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Thomas John Clapperton
bronze bust, 1935
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3636

P490(79)

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1937
NPG P490(79)

P490(78)

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1939
NPG P490(78)

P490(80)

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P490(80)

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 May 1917
NPG x75736

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 May 1917
NPG x75737

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1931
NPG Ax136133

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1931
NPG x3288

x34298

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 3 April 1935
NPG x34298

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 3 April 1935
NPG x81241

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 3 April 1935
NPG x34299

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 3 April 1935
NPG x34300

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

after Unknown artist
cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42391

x6452

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1906
NPG x6452

x10485

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1931
NPG x10485

x13680

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1931
NPG x13680

x153758

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 13 July 1932
NPG x153758