The John Buchan Story is a museum dedicated to the life, work and legacy of the novelist, historian, and politician John Buchan, also known as His Excellency The Right Honourable Lord Tweedsmuir. The organization recently acquired a First Nations cape and accompanying gauntlets owned by Buchan, and are using this photograph from 1936 as part of their exhibit.
John Buchan is a national figure within both a Scottish and UK context. Through his prolific writing and by his many and varied contributions to public life, he was a highly influential figure, particularly during the inter-war period. His final role as Governor General of Canada, and the popularity of film adaptations of his novel “The Thirty Nine Steps”, have also helped to give him an international reputation which continues to this day. As a novelist, historian, journalist, politician, soldier and public servant, his influence can be seen in numerous areas of the first half of the twentieth century.