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Vintage Velvet 1908 - 09 Trinity College Cap.
A wonderful six-panel black and burgundy velvet cap. The college cap is in fine condition with silver braid trim and tassel. It also has a silver braid embroidered date of '1908 09' on the peak and the college crest of Trinity College, University of Dublin. The crest comprises of a lion and harp above a castle and Bible. This was the property of James Acheson (name on the inside), Trinity College, Dublin.
Resin display block not included but available to purchase priced at £110 + VAT.
His granddaughter stated that family legend had it he was an excellent sportsman both at school and college. He was also a linguist speaking German and later, Urdu/Hindustani.
Listed in Who's Who 1948 (along with his sister, an RA sculptress) and I can give you this summary of his life:
ACHESON, James Glasgow, C.I.E., born 1889, son of John Acheson, J.P. Portadown, Co.Armagh, N.Ireland. Educated: St Andrews College and Trinity College, Dublin. Married 1917 in Meerut, India to Violet Catherine French Field. Two sons, two daughters.
Entered Indian Civil Service, 1913; posted to United Provinces in 1917; transferred to Political Service in 1921; Political Agent, North Waziristan 1924-26; Deputy Secretary to Government of India in the Foreign Department on Deputation to Imperial Defence College, 1929-30. Deputy Commissioner, Peshawar, 1932-34; Resident (in this case 'Resident' meaning the senior political official for the British Government) in Waziristan, 1935-37; Political Resident on the North West Frontier, 1937-39; Revenue and Judicial Commissioner in Baluchistan, 1939-42; Adviser to the Governor, North West Frontier Province, 1942; Resident in Kashmir 1942-45. Control Commission for Germany Schleswig-Holstein (Kiel), 1946.
Partner in fruit farm in Herefordshire, 1949- 73. Died 1973.