Photographs.- Morocco , Photograph album of a delegation of H.M. British Diplomatic Services to Morocco, depicted are formal and informal groups of the diplomatic party with local dignitaries, tennis and polo matches and numerous topographical views including Fez, Marrakesh and Tangier, 252 albumen prints, laid down on 37 card leaves, edges brittle and chipped, some spotting and browning to first few leaves affecting some images, all but first 4 leaves with glassine tissue guards, creased and toned, each image numbered in pencil, a few captioned in pencil on mounts, v.s., mostly 9 x 11.6cm, contemporary red morocco, gilt, rubbed and scuffed, extremities scuffed and bumped, upper and lower boards, silk pastedowns and endpapers detached, folio . [c. 1900s] § Anon. 'Vues de Gibralter et Tanger', Photograph album of topographical views, 18 albumen prints, laid down on 18 card leaves, titled in ink on mounts, depicted seven individual portrait studies, a view of the mosques and 11 views of Gibralter and Tangier, each 15.6 x 21.4cm, inscribed by Christopher Gibbs to Peter Hinwood in pencil on f.f. 'P.H. with love from C.G. Early Xmas, 1997', green morocco, titled in gilt to upper board and spine, g.e., oblong 8vo , [c.1900s]. (2)
*** Members of the British Diplomatic delegation to Morocco included Walter Burton Harris (1866-1933) journalist, writer, traveller, socialite and special correspondent for The Times. Harris played a significant, though not always constructive, role in the European diplomatic intrigues that affected Morocco; Alfred Irwin (1865-1921) Interpreter and Dragonman to H.M. Legislation; General (Kaid) Sir Harry Aubrey de Vere Mclean, KCMG (1848-1920) Scottish soldier and instructor to the Moroccan Army. Kaid Mclean gained the trust of the Sultan of Morocco through his service and although loyal to his employer, he was suspected of being an unofficial agent for the British; William Frank Arthur Rattigan (1879-1952) British diplomat, H.M. Legislation and father of Sir Terence Rattigan (1911-1977) British dramatist and screen writer.