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Sir Malcolm Arnold Robertson

(1877-1951), Diplomat and Conservative politician; MP for Mitcham

Sitter in 7 portraits
Malcolm Arnold Robertson entered the civil service at the age of nineteen and was appointed a clerk upon the establishment of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service in 1899. He rose through the ranks and in 1917 became first secretary of the British Embassy in Washington D.C. It was in the U.S. that he met and married Gladys Ingalis, daughter of railroad magnate Melville E. Ingalis. The couple had one son. Following his service as Agent and Consul-General at Tangier, in 1924, he received a Knighthood. He later served as a Minister for Argentina. After his retirement in 1930 he became chairman of Spillers (1930-47), MP for Mitcham (1940-45), and chairman of the British Council (1941-1945).

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Sir Malcolm Arnold Robertson, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x169205

Sir Malcolm Arnold Robertson

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, September 1943
NPG x169205

Rolling Home from Rio, after Anthony Wysard - NPG D45908

Rolling Home from Rio

after Anthony Wysard
colour relief halftone, published in 'The Tatler' 12 February 1930
NPG D45908

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Sir Malcolm Arnold Robertson

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x91180

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Sir Malcolm Arnold Robertson

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1931
NPG x159967

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Sir Malcolm Arnold Robertson

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, September 1943
NPG x169177

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Sir Malcolm Arnold Robertson

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, September 1943
NPG x169178

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Sir Malcolm Arnold Robertson

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, September 1943
NPG x169179

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