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Ouseley, Sir William Gore, 1797-1866 (Knight, diplomatist and author)



  • Existence: 1797 - 1866


William Ouseley, the eldest son of Sir William Ouseley, orientalist, and his wife Julia Irving was born on 26 July 1797 in London. He joined the diplomatic service and served at various embassies and European courts before being appointed paid attache at Washington, DC, in 1825. He later served as chargé d'affaires in Brazil in 1833, again in 1836 and in 1838-41. He published a number of books based on his diplomatic experience and continued to be involved in South American affairs after his retirement. He died in London on 6 March 1866.

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Letters to Sir Graham Hamond, 1836

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/12-14
Scope and Contents

Comprises three letters from William Gore Ouseley, charge d'affaires in Rio de Janeiro, to Rear Admiral Sir Graham E. Hamond, March-April 1836, together with two copy letters in Portuguese.

Dates: 1836
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