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us: Cumming, Mansfield, Sir, 1859-1923

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    • Mansfield George Smith
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    • us: C (Cumming), 1859-1923
    • us: Smith, George Mansfield, 1859-1923
    • us: Smith, Mansfield George, 1859-1923
    • us: Smith-Cumming, Mansfield, Sir, 1859-1923
    • us: Smith-Cumming, George Mansfield, Sir, 1859-1923
    • us: Cumming, George Mansfield Smith, Sir, 1859-1923
    • us: Cumming, Mansfield George Smith, Sir, 1859-1923
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    • found: The quest for C, c1999: t.p. (Sir Mansfield Cumming; C) p. 2 (first chief of Great Britain's Secret Intelligence Service; known as "C", for Cumming, not Chief)
    • found: Dictionary of national biography. Missing persons, c1994: p. 164 (Sir Mansfield George Smith Cumming, the first chief of the modern secret service; born Mansfield George Smith Apr. 1, 1859 in India; died June 14, 1923)
    • found: Scott, Walter. The poetical works of Walter Scott, 1826: armorial bookplate on front paste-down (Lieut. George Mansfield Smith, Royal Navy)
    • found: Reade, Charles. The jilt and other stories, 1884: armorial bookplate on front paste-down (Lieut. Mansfield Smith-Cumming, Royal Navy)
    • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, via WWW site, June 27, 2014 (Cumming, Sir Mansfield George Smith; born Mansfield George Smith on 1 April 1859 in India; intelligence officer; married a Scottish heiress in 1889 and, as part of the marriage settlement, changed his surname to Smith-Cumming, later becoming known as Cumming; in 1909 appointed head of what became the foreign section of the Secret Service Bureau (the forerunner of the Secret Intelligence Service, better known as SIS or MI6); appointed CB in 1914 and KCMG in 1919; died at home in Kensington, London, on 14 June 1923 shortly before he was to retire)
    • found: Colonna Vilasi, A. The history of MI6, 2013, via, July 9, 2014: page 55 (Sir George Mansfield Smith-Cumming; Captain Sir George Mansfield Smith Cumming, naval officer, founding father of the Secret Intelligence Service)
    • found: Secret Intelligence Service MI6 WWW site, July 3, 2014 (the head of the Foreign Section of the Secret Service Bureau and, later, the first Chief of SIS was Commander (later Captain Sir) Mansfield Cumming RN)
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    • 2014-08-18: revised
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