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A fine and important campaign group of six awarded to Perceval Landon, special correspondent for The

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A fine and important campaign group of six awarded to Perceval Landon, special correspondent for The Times in the Boer War and the Tibet campaign, noted author and lifelong friend of Rudyard Kipling Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Mr. P. Landon. “Times”) officially impressed naming; Tibet 1903-04, no clasp (P. Landon Esq: Press Corspdt.) officially engraved naming; 1914-15 Star Trio (P. Landon.); Coronation 1911, unnamed; Royal Society of Arts Silver Prize Medal, G.V.R., 55mm, the edge inscribed (Perceval Landon, for his paper on “Basra and the Shatt-Ul-Arab” Session 1914-15) extremely fine (7) £5000-6000 --- Perceval Landon was born in 1868 and educated at Hertford College, Oxford. While at Oxford, he was one of the original subscribers to John Woodward and George Burnett's Treatise on Heraldry British and Foreign (1892), and he had a lifelong interest in heraldry. He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple but in 1899–1900 he was War Correspondent of The Times during the South African War. He was also involved, with his close and lifelong friend Rudyard Kipling and others, in a daily paper called The Friend started by Lord Roberts in Bloemfontein during the Boer War. This South African experience launched a career of world travel, journalism, and other writing, so that he described himself in Who's Who as "special correspondent, dramatist, and author". Landon was private secretary to the Governor of New South Wales 1900; in 1903 he was special correspondent of the Daily Mail at the Delhi Durbar, in China, in Japan and in Siberia; in 1903–1904 he was special correspondent of The Times on the British military expedition to Lhasa, Tibet; in 1905–1906 he was special correspondent of The Times for the Prince of Wales' visit to India; and after that he was in Persia, India, and Nepal, 1908; Russian Turkestan 1909; Egypt and Sudan 1910; on the North Eastern Frontier of India and at the Delhi Durbar, 1911; in Mesopotamia and Syria, 1912; in Scandinavia and behind the British and French lines in 1914-1915; behind the Italian lines and to the Vatican in 1917 (the war and Vatican visits with Kipling); at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919; in Constantinople, 1920; in India, Mesopotamia, Syria, and Palestine 1921; on the Prince of Wales' tour of India and Japan, 1921-1922; in China and North America 1922; at the Peace Conference in Lausanne, 1923; in China, Nepal and Egypt 1924; and in China in 1925. By this time, in 1925, Landon was 57 and had travelled constantly since the age of 21. Landon for a time had a cottage in the grounds of Kipling's house, Batemans, in Sussex. His address in 1907 was at Pall Mall Place, St James's, London, and, by the time of his death in 1927, his final address was 1 The Studios, Gunter Grove, Chelsea, London. He died unmarried on 23 January 1927.
A fine and important campaign group of six awarded to Perceval Landon, special correspondent for The Times in the Boer War and the Tibet campaign, noted author and lifelong friend of Rudyard Kipling Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Mr. P. Landon. “Times”) officially impressed naming; Tibet 1903-04, no clasp (P. Landon Esq: Press Corspdt.) officially engraved naming; 1914-15 Star Trio (P. Landon.); Coronation 1911, unnamed; Royal Society of Arts Silver Prize Medal, G.V.R., 55mm, the edge inscribed (Perceval Landon, for his paper on “Basra and the Shatt-Ul-Arab” Session 1914-15) extremely fine (7) £5000-6000 --- Perceval Landon was born in 1868 and educated at Hertford College, Oxford. While at Oxford, he was one of the original subscribers to John Woodward and George Burnett's Treatise on Heraldry British and Foreign (1892), and he had a lifelong interest in heraldry. He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple but in 1899–1900 he was War Correspondent of The Times during the South African War. He was also involved, with his close and lifelong friend Rudyard Kipling and others, in a daily paper called The Friend started by Lord Roberts in Bloemfontein during the Boer War. This South African experience launched a career of world travel, journalism, and other writing, so that he described himself in Who's Who as "special correspondent, dramatist, and author". Landon was private secretary to the Governor of New South Wales 1900; in 1903 he was special correspondent of the Daily Mail at the Delhi Durbar, in China, in Japan and in Siberia; in 1903–1904 he was special correspondent of The Times on the British military expedition to Lhasa, Tibet; in 1905–1906 he was special correspondent of The Times for the Prince of Wales' visit to India; and after that he was in Persia, India, and Nepal, 1908; Russian Turkestan 1909; Egypt and Sudan 1910; on the North Eastern Frontier of India and at the Delhi Durbar, 1911; in Mesopotamia and Syria, 1912; in Scandinavia and behind the British and French lines in 1914-1915; behind the Italian lines and to the Vatican in 1917 (the war and Vatican visits with Kipling); at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919; in Constantinople, 1920; in India, Mesopotamia, Syria, and Palestine 1921; on the Prince of Wales' tour of India and Japan, 1921-1922; in China and North America 1922; at the Peace Conference in Lausanne, 1923; in China, Nepal and Egypt 1924; and in China in 1925. By this time, in 1925, Landon was 57 and had travelled constantly since the age of 21. Landon for a time had a cottage in the grounds of Kipling's house, Batemans, in Sussex. His address in 1907 was at Pall Mall Place, St James's, London, and, by the time of his death in 1927, his final address was 1 The Studios, Gunter Grove, Chelsea, London. He died unmarried on 23 January 1927.

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