Sir Robert Stevenson Aitken, by Walter Bird, 22 March 1963 - NPG x163453 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Robert Stevenson Aitken

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 22 March 1963
8 1/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (205 mm x 156 mm)
Commissioned, 1963
NPG x163453

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Carol Bridger

16 February 2017, 13:11

Sir Robert was born 16:04:1901 and died 10:04:1997 He was the Vice Chancellor of Birmingham University from 1953 to 1968 and spent the rest of his life after retiring in Harborne, Birmingham. My father was his chauffeur and gardener for the time he was at Birmingham University and they remained the closest of friends until their deaths in 1997, Sir Robert in the April, my father in the July. I have many happy memories of Sir Robert and Lady Aitken.

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