Robert Gilmour Colquhoun

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This article is about the British diplomat. For the Scottish painter, see Robert Colquhoun.
For other people titled Sir Robert Colquhoun, see Sir Robert Colquhoun.

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. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22219. p. 128. 14 January 1859. Retrieved 2009-06-26.
  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