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The Papers of Sir Victor Mallet

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MALT

Scope and Contents

Copy of an unpublished memoir, 1919-46.


  • Creation: 1955-08 - 1965-08


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Victor Mallet was born, 9 April 1893, the son of Sir Bernard Mallet and Marie Adeane. He was educated at Winchester College, 1906-11, and Balliol College, Oxford, 1911-14, BA, 1919. He married Christiana Jean Andreae, 1925, with whom he had three sons and one daughter.

He served with the Cambridgeshire Regiment in France and Ireland, 1914-18. He joined the Diplomatic Service and held various posts in Tehran, Persia (later Iran), 1919-22 and 1933-5; Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1926-8; Brussels, Belgium, 1929-32; Washington, United States, 1936-9; and in the Foreign Office, 1922-6 and 1932. He was Minister in Stockholm, Sweden, 1940-5, and Ambassador to Spain, 1945-6, and Italy, 1947-53. He retired to Wittersham, Kent, 1954. He died, 18 May 1969.

He was awarded the CMG, 1934; KCMG, 1944; and GCMG, 1952.

His publications include: "Life with Queen Victoria" (1968).


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Other Finding Aids

Copies of this catalogue are available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and the National Register of Archives, London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to Churchill Archives Centre by Philip Mallet, 1976.

Existence and Location of Originals

The Mallet archive, including the papers of Sir Victor Mallet, is retained by the family. Some earlier family papers have been deposited at Balliol College, Oxford.


This collection level description was prepared by Sophie Bridges, March 2004. Information was obtained from "Who Was Who 1897-1996" (A and C Black).

Date information

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Mallet, Sir Victor Alexander Louis, 1893-1969, Knight, diplomat

2004-02-12 16:24:02+00:00
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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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