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Head of Department
Michael N. Lubin (1899-1967), resident in the Middle East as part of his work for ICI during the late 1920 and 1930s.
Thence by descent to his grandchildren.
Michael Lubin was born Mikhail Lubrzynsky in St Petersburg, Russia, in 1899. He came to the UK after the First World War and studied Oriental Languages at Cambridge. He met Lord Mond in Palestine in the late 1920s and went to work for ICI's Middle East division where he worked for his entire career, eventually becoming head of the division. He travelled extensively in Persia, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East in the late 1920s and 1930s, and to a lesser extent after the Second World War, though he lived in the UK from the late 1920s onwards.
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