- Also known as
Lt-Col Sir Arnold Talbot Wilson
primary name: Wilson, Arnold Talbot
other name: (K.C.I.E.) Wilson, Arnold Talbot
other name: (Sir) Wilson, A T
- individual; official; British; Male
- Life dates
- Served in India (1903-1907), Persia (Political Officer in Dezful from 1907-14, including travels in Luristan in 1911-12) and then as Deputy and acting Civil Commissioner in Baghdad from 1915-24 (correspondence and papers from which are in the British Library, Add. 52455-9 with some additional related archives in the Imperial War Museum, India Office Records, London Library, Royal Geographical Society, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Rhodes House Library, Cambridge, and the Middle East Centre in St. Antony's College Oxford). He was knighted and awarded KCIE, CSI, CMG, DSO. He presented a Late Antique sculpture from Old Basra to The British Museum. Lady Arnold Wilson was a lender to the 'Persian Art' Exhibition at the Royal Academy in London from January-February 1931.
He was awarded the King's gold medal of the Royal Military College (1903) and the Macgregor Medal for Reconnaissance Work (1912), and donated them to the British Museum.
Author of: a long report on Luristan entitled 'Military Report on (S-W) Persia' (Simla 1912); 'The Persian Gulf. An Historical Sketch from the earliest times to the beginning of the twentieth century' (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1928), bibliography of which cites his earlier articles on the same subject; also published: 'Loyalties: Mesopotamia 1914-1917. A Personal and Historical Record' (London, 1930), 'Mesopotamia, 1917-1920: a Clash of Loyalties' (London 1931), and 'SW Persia: A Political Officer's Diary 1907-1914', London/New York/Toronto, 1941).
- J. Marlowe [pseud.], 'Late Victorian: the life of Sir Arnold Talbot Wilson', London 1967.