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Canning: Papers Relating to Sir Stratford and Lady Canning

 Fonds — Container: SCR
Reference Code: GBR/0272/SCR

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises correspondence written by Sir Stratford and Lady Canning, and a newspaper clipping about him.


  • 1825 - 1888


Biographical / Historical

Sir Stratford Canning (1786-1880), 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. He was admitted as a Scholar in 1806, but resigned his scholarship to become a Fellow-Commoner in 1807. In the same year he entered the Foreign Office, eventually becoming a diplomat styled the 'Great Elchi', involved in near Eastern affairs. He was MP for Sarum (1828) and King's Lynn (1835-41) and was created Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe in May 1852.


2 envelope(s) : paper

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Related Materials

ETO/34 contains an Eton exercise by Stratford Canning.


Canning, Sir Stratford (1786-1880) 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, diplomatist (KC 1806)

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Repository Details

Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository

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