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Thomas, Richard Gerard de Visme, 1848-1900 (lawyer)



  • Existence: 1848 - 1900


Richard Gerard de Visme Thomas (1848-1900), law student at Inner Temple 1870, called to the Bar 1875; was private secretary to Major-General Sir Frederick Goldsmid (1818-1908) during his expedition to Persia and Tehran, 1871-72.

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Richard de V. Thomas: Letters on Persian border mission

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9500
Scope and Contents

32 letters from Thomas to his family, 1871-72; MS essay 'Persia – a buffer state'. [1-32] Letters from de Visme Thomas to members of his family, l4 NOV 1871 to 22 JUN 1872, while private secretary to Goldsmid during the expedition to survey and negotiate settlement of Perso-Afghan and Perso-Baluch border questions. The letters describe the voyage to the Persian Gulf (NOV-DEC 1871) and the expedition to Tehran (JAN- JUL 1872). [33] Thomas, MS essay 'Persia – a buffer state'.

Dates: 1871-1872
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