Discusses archaeological digs at Cyprus, and comments on and describes the challenges faced in relation to the development of Cyprus and the Armenian refugee problem. Refers to potential letters of introduction from Alexander Stuart Murray of the British Museum to a Mr Christian. [Christian Enlart?]. Mention of Joseph Chamberlain.
Discusses the views of the Armenian refugees, comments on the unsuitability of Cyprus as the location of an Armenian colony, and the desire of Armenian refugees to travel to USA. Outlines plans for the relief of refugee suffering.
26 documents which relate to Patrick Geddes' proposals for developing Mediterranean agriculture and manufacturing industry particularly in Cyprus; Cyprian antiquities; proposal for a labour colony for Armenians; financial matters of the Eastern and Colonial Association Ltd; offers of land investment; the possibility of the Canadian government taking Armenian refugees; finding a position for Charles Salmaslian. Typescript and manuscript.
Refers to the acquisition of antiquities in Cyprus and the possibility of securing funds from the Edinburgh Museums to undertake excavation work there. Mention of Julius Robertson van Millingen, F. Douglas Brown, and Percy Christian.
Refers to the possible acquisition of land and property of about 320 acres at Cyprus. Outlines the investment terms and suggests a small syndicate may be established to invest in land at Cyprus. Two copies.
Acknowledges letter of 11 February 1897. Discusses market gardening as palliative to famine and drought, with reference to China and India. Discusses water irrigation. Advises he is returning Patrick Geddes' manuscript [not extant].
Moncrieff, Sir Colin Campbell Scott-, knight, 1836-1916, engineer
Informs Patrick Geddes that the Armenian refugees had no more work and were living in misery. Asks Geddes to find them more work and indicates a credit of £1000 would suffice to organise agricultural work for them.