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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

(1875-1940), Novelist and Governor-General of Canada

Sitter in 24 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 - NPG 3636

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Thomas John Clapperton
bronze bust, 1935
NPG 3636

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(79)

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(78)

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(80)

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x75736

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x75737

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x86536

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x86536

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax3437

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1931
NPG Ax3437

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136133

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1931
NPG Ax136133

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Howard Coster - NPG x3288

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x185779

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1935
NPG x185779

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x185780

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1935
NPG x185780

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84014

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1935
NPG x84014

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x34298

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81241

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x34299

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x34300

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, after Unknown artist - NPG D42391

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42391

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, issued by Ardath Tobacco Company Limited - NPG D49123

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

issued by Ardath Tobacco Company Limited
relief halftone cigarette card, 1937
NPG D49123

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

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