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Sir Laurence Barton Grafftey-Smith

(1892-1989), High Commissioner for UK in Pakistan

Sitter in 6 portraits
Served as a member of the British Consular Service from 1916-1947. He was British High Commissioner in Karachi, Pakistan (1947-1949). Whilst serving in this role he warned Pakistani Foreign Minister Sir Zafarullah Khan that an upcoming visit to Moscow (by invitation) would be seen with mistrust by Americans and the British. Prime Minister of Pakistan Liaquat Ali later cancelled the visit. He was appointed under King George VI's reign to be Consul-General for the Island of Madagascar and later was appointed as Envoy Extraordianary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Jeddah (from 20 October 1945). Appointed Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.) and Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.).

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Sir Laurence Barton Grafftey-Smith, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x167911

Sir Laurence Barton Grafftey-Smith

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, October 1950
NPG x167911

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Sir Laurence Barton Grafftey-Smith

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1950
NPG x89480

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Sir Laurence Barton Grafftey-Smith

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 27 September 1950
NPG x91625

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Sir Laurence Barton Grafftey-Smith

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 1950
NPG x99724

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Sir Laurence Barton Grafftey-Smith

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, October 1950
NPG x190942

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Sir Laurence Barton Grafftey-Smith

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, October 1950
NPG x190943

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