Collection COWAN - COWAN, Brig Colin Hunter (1920-2014)

Key Information

Reference code



COWAN, Brig Colin Hunter (1920-2014)


  • [1985] (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Brief account of the visit of AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, to the UN HQ, New York, 1965, written in [1985].

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1920; educated at Wellington College, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and Trinity College, Cambridge; 2nd Lt, Royal Engineers, 1940; Lt, 1941; Capt, 1946; Maj, 1953; Lt Col, 1961; Defence Adviser, British Mission to the UN, 1964-1966; Brig, Engineer Plans, Ministry of Defence (Army), 1968-1970; Chief Executive, Cumbernauld Development Corporation, 1970-1985; died 2014

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by Cowan in 1996.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related descriptions


Decorations: CBE

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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