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Talk on Sarawak, 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 63/22

Scope and Contents

The original transcript of a talk given to the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, comprising a title page and 58 pages of text.


  • 1912


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Biographical / Historical

Sir Percy Cunynghame (1867-1941), 10th Baronet, was born on 21 February 1867. He was Resident, 1st Division, on the staff of Sir Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, until his retirement in 1909. Cunynghame was Justice of the Peace and Deputy-Lieutenant, Co. of London. He served in the First World War, and was mentioned twice in despatches.


1 folder(s) (1 folder (59 pages)) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 35

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 75.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by David Cunynghame through the Librarian of the Commonwealth Institute, 1965.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Photograph Collection includes 36 accompanying glass negatives stored at Y3035G.


The talk was published in the 'Royal Scottish Geographical Society journal', vol. 28 (1912), pp. 361-376.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Sir Percy Cunynghame in 'Who was who', vol. IV, 1941-1950 (London, 1980), p. 276.


Cunynghame, Sir, Percy, 1867-1941, 10th Baronet

Finding aid date

2004-01-09 09:07:13+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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