Robert Gilmour Colquhoun

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Sir Robert Gilmour Colquhoun, KCB (1803–1870)[1] was a British diplomat.

He was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford.[2] He was appointed Consul in Bucharest, Romania on 18 January 1835, Consul-General on 15 December 1837, and Agent and Consul-General on 18 November 1851. He received the Order of the Nichan Iftikhar. He was employed in Bosnia in 1854.[3]

He was appointed Agent and Consul-General in Egypt on 14 January 1859.[4] He served there until he retired in 1865 with the confidence and respect of the British government, and the rank of Knight-Commander of the Bath.[5]


  1. ^ "Colquhoun, Sir Robert Gilmour (1803–1870) Knight Diplomat". National Register of Archives. The National Archives. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  2. ^ Boase, Frederic (1892). Modern English Biography. Vol. 1. Netherton and Worth. p. 748. 
  3. ^ Cavendish, Francis W. H.; Hertslet, Edward (1857). The Foreign Office List and Diplomatic and Consular Year Book. London: Harrison and Sons. p. 47. 
  4. ^ "No. 22219". The London Gazette. 14 January 1859. p. 128. 
  5. ^ Irving, Joseph (1879). The Book of Dumbartonshire (snippet view). W. and A. K. Johnston. p. 263. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Frederick Wright-Bruce
British Agent and Consul-General in Egypt
Succeeded by
Edward Stanton