Collection MACDONALD-BUCHANAN - MACDONALD-BUCHANAN, Maj Sir Reginald Narcissus (1898-1981)

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MACDONALD-BUCHANAN, Maj Sir Reginald Narcissus (1898-1981)


  • 1940-[1943] (Creation)

Level of description



0.5 box or 0.005 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service as ADC to FM Sir John Greer Dill, 1940-[1943], including 1 Army Corps routine orders by Dill, 1940; notes, maps and papers concerning 1 Army Corps manning exercise, Apr 1940; notebook giving details of plan for moving 1 Army Corps HQ from Quincey to Grammont, France, 1940; notes and drafts of letters written as ADC to Dill, 1940-1943;German propaganda leaflets, [1940].

System of arrangement

8 files, 2 envelopes

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1898; attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Lt, Scots Guards, 1916; retired from Army, 1926; Chairman, James Buchanan and Co Ltd and W. P. Lowrie and Co Ltd, 1939-1970; Director, Buchanan-Dewar Ltd, 1939-1969, and Distillers Co Ltd, 1930-1969; rejoined Scots Guards, 1939; ADC to FM Sir John Greer Dill, 1940-1943; served with BEF, France, 1940; served in WarOffice, 1940-1941, with British Joint Staff Mission, Washington, 1941-1943, and in France and Belgium, 1944-1945; died in 1981.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1981.

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
  • French

Script of material

Language and script notes

Mainly English, some French

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Compiled Jul 1997

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


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