Ref NoPP MS 70
Former ReferencePreviously MS 204772
TitlePapers of Roland Lyon Nosworthy Michell
Date(s) of Creation1870-1914
Level of DescriptionCollection
Extent7 boxes
Name of CreatorMichell; Roland Lyons Nosworthy (1847-1931); Egyptian administrator
Administrative & Biographical HistoryRoland Michell was born on 14 February 1847. He was educated at Christ Church College, Oxford. He lived in Egypt for many years, initially as Tutor to Prince Ibrahim Pasha, son of the Khedive of Egypt, 1870-1878. He later served as Chief of the Statistical Department, Revenue Survey of Egypt, 1878-1879, and Commissioner of Limassol, Cyprus, 1879-1911.

He published two works, An Egyptian Calendar for the Koptic Year 1295 , (Alexandria, 1877), and An Egyptian Calendar for the Koptic Year 1617 , (London, 1900). He died on 9 March 1931.
Held at:SOAS University of London
Source of AcquisitionDonated in 1962.
DescriptionThe collection comprises the papers of Roland Lyon Nosworthy Michell, including his diaries (1872, 1873 and 1878), journals (1870-1872, 1874-1876) and correspondence, together with research material for his publications including notes on the Dervish sects, of which Michell had a first hand knowledge.
System of ArrangementThe papers have been arranged into four sections: diaries and journals; correspondence; research material, and miscellaneous, poems etc.
Access StatusOpen
Conditions Governing ReproductionFor permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance
Language(s) of MaterialEnglish
Other Finding AidsUnpublished handlist
Access Points - SubjectTutoring
Colonial civil service
Economic statistics
Religious communities
Access Points - Places
Place CodePlace Name
6269133Middle East
7729887Northern Africa
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