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  • Background

    NICOLSON, Arthur was born September 19, 1849. Son of 10th Baronet and Mary, daughter of James Loch of Drylaw; Succeeded father, 1899.
  • Education

    • Rugby; Brasenose College, Oxford.


    • Left before taking degree. Foreign Office, 1870-1874; Assistant Private Secretary to Earl Granville, 1872-1874; 3rd Secretary Embassy at Berlin, 1874-1876; 2nd Secretary Legation at Pekin, 1876-1878; Berlin, 1878-1879; 2nd Secretary at Constantinople, 1879-1884; Charge d’Affaires, Athens, 1884-1885.

      1st Secretary and Charge d’Affaires, Teheran, 1885-1888; Companion of St. Michael and St. George 1886; Consul-General Budapest, 1888-1893; Secretary of Embassy, Constantinople, 1894; Agent in Bulgaria, 1894-1895; Minister in Morocco, 1895- 1904; H.M.’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Madrid, 1904-1905.

      Ambassador to Russia, 1905-1910.

      11th Baronet, cr. 1637; P.C.; Perma- 1499 nent Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs since 1910.



    Other interests: Riding, tennis, sailing.


    • Spouse Mary Katherine. Heir: Frederick Archibald.
    Arthur NICOLSON
    Born September 19, 1849

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