(Biography of this courtier, soldier, sailor, explorer of ...)
Biography of this courtier, soldier, sailor, explorer of the Amazon and Guiana, ambassador at the court of the Great Mogul. 340 pages, with 6 maps, black & white plates,
Master of Arts, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, England, 1946.
Partner, William Thomson & Company, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1950-1964; joint managing director, The Ben Line Steamers Ltd., Edinburgh, 1964-1970; chairman, chief Executive officer, The Ben Line Steamers Ltd. and Ben Line Containers Ltd., Edinburgh, 1970-1982; director, E.G. Thomson Shipping Ltd., Edinburgh, since 1982. Chairman Associated Container Transportation Ltd., London, 1971-1975. Member The Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland-Royal Company of Archers, since 1966.
Trustee National Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh, 1972-1974, Carnegie Trust for Universities of Scotland, Edinburgh, Haklyut Society, London. Chairman of the board of trustees National Library. Scotland, Edinburgh, 1974-1990.
Fellow Royal Society Edinburgh. Member New Club, Naval and Military Club.
Married Iris Hemingway, June 1948. Children: Hew, Gavin, Harriet, Lucy.