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Alonso de Cardenas: Relation of the State of England

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8992
Dates: 1638-1656
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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British Diplomatic Oral History Programme

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP
Scope and Contents

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 1995 - 2022
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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George Badger: Letters and papers concerning Muscat, Zanzibar, Aden, Persia and Egypt, and East Africa and the slave trade

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2906-2910
Scope and Contents

A collection of papers compiled by or for George Badger relating to his work on various diplomatic missions in Oman (Muscat), Egypt and Zanzibar. Includes correspondence, both official and otherwise; official reports and memoranda, some from the Indian government; maps and plans.

Dates: 1855-1873
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Italian writings on Venice in 1618

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4446
Scope and Contents

'Congiura dei Spagnuoli contro la republica di Venezia' and other writings relating to Venice in 1618.

Dates: 1700 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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John Holroyd-Doveton: notes and correspondence relating to Maxim Litvinov

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10406
Scope and Contents

Notes and correspondence of John Holroyd-Doveton relating to research for his book 'Maxim Litvinov: a biography' (Newton Abbot: Woodlands, [2013?]), including correspondence with and recollections by Litvinov's daughter Tanya. Litvinov.

Dates: 2002-2004 and undated
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John Ward: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6157
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers of John Ward, including letters from W.E. Gladstone; Charles, 2nd Viscount Canning; Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston; and Sir William Hutt.

Dates: 1815-1885
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Marco Foscarini: Account of his Embassy

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7567
Scope and Contents

'L'Ambasciata di Marco Foscarini, Ambasciatore Extraordnario alla corte di Torino', Foscarini's account of his embassy, 1743 (xxviii + 184 pages).

Dates: 1743
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Notes of Two Conversations with Lord Brimelow

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BIMO
Scope and Contents The topics of discussion follow a roughly chronological timetable of the events of 1945. Topics discussed during the first conversation were Poland, Yalta (February 1945), Lord Brimelow's first day at the Foreign Office, the Foreign Office and problems with Russia in 1945, the repatriation of Soviet citizens after the Second World War, Anglo-Soviet relations in 1945, the organization of the Foreign Office, Foreign Office personnel and individuals, Anglo-American co-operation, Communist...
Dates: 1982-04-20 - 1982-04-21
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Oliver Ridsdale Baldwin, 2nd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley: Correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9735
Scope and Contents This catalogue lists the papers of Oliver Ridsdale Baldwin ('ORB'), elder son of Stanley and Lucy Baldwin, and brother of Windham Baldwin; and also includes groups of letters from him to his parents and (of particular interest) to his companion of thirty-five years, John Parke Boyle. They illuminate all the main aspects of his career: as a soldier in both World Wars, as Labour politician, author, journalist, film critic, and as Governor of the Leeward Islands. The papers have been used...
Dates: 1899-2003 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers concerning General Charles George Gordon

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8128
Scope and Contents Material relating to General Gordon's visit to China in 1880, mainly correspondence between his brother Sir Henry Gordon and Thomas Wade. The papers concern the controversy attached to Gordon's visit, such as H.W. Gordon's claim that Wade and others had encouraged Li Hung-Chang to rebel against the government in Peking, which Wade denied.The collection concerns General Charles George Gordon (1833-1885) and his visit China in 1880, which was prompted by a telegram he received from...
Dates: 1880-1886 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers regarding the Treaty of Succession and Barrier

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6574
Scope and Contents A series of papers dealing with the Treaty of Succession and Barrier between Great Britain and the Netherlands, 1713, written in four hands, 37 folios: (fo. 1) 1st hand, United Provinces Council of State: Ordinance, 31 October 1710, English translation; (fo. 3) 2nd hand, in Latin, Treaty of Succession and Barrier: separate article concluded 19 January 1713, printed; (fo. 50) 3rd hand, in English, Adriaan van der Hooghe van Brossele: 'Remarks on the Project of the Treaty of Succession and...
Dates: 1710-1713
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Philip Noel-Baker Associated

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NBKR AS
Scope and Contents Material relating to Philip Noel-Baker, including speeches made between 1959 and 1982 relating to global nuclear disarmament collated by Frank Field, formed United Nations Association - United Kingdom Director. The collection also contains a book authored by Noel-Baker - a possible later draft of Third Time Dead, renamed 'Hawkes vs. Doves', which Frank Field sought to edit and publish. Subsequently there is correspondence and research undertaken by Frank Field for his editorship, as well as...
Dates: 1912 - 2013
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Princess Sophia Dorothea: Correspondence with Count Philip Christopher Graf von Königsmark

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4483
Scope and Contents

Transcripts and photographs of correspondence between Princess Sophia Dorothea and Count Philip Christopher Graf von Königsmark, 1690, made for A.W. Ward, c. 1909. There are also 15 letters to Ward from various English and German correspondents, 1888-1909.

Dates: 1888-1909 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ralph Abercromby, 2nd Lord Dunfermline: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6627
Scope and Contents

A series of letters mostly addressed to Ralph Abercromby when he was British Minister in Turin. The majority are from Marquis Massimo d'Azeglio, President of the Council of the King of Sardinia. On a fly-leaf is a numbered list of the letters from the Marquis Massimo d'Azeglio, and a list of the contents of the volume, both in Lord Dunfermline's hand.

Dates: 1850-1852
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7490
Scope and Contents The collection consists mainly of official papers from the last phase of Mayo's political career. The papers cover most aspects of policy-making and execution: military, diplomatic and security matters, economic policy, transport and communications, agriculture, famine relief and health, the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to India during 1869 and 1870, and Mayo's assassination. Some papers also provide insights into the working relationships amongst officials and amongst members of the...
Dates: 1868-1872
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine: Diary

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6571
Dates: 1686-1693
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The Papers of Alexander Wigram Allen Leeper

Reference Code: GBR/0014/LEEP
Scope and Contents

This collection contains mostly personal papers such as diaries and correspondence with family and friends, although there is some correspondence with colleagues. The contents cover Leeper's diplomatic career which included the Paris Peace Conference.

Dates: 1902 - 1965
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Baron Soames

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SOAM
Scope and Contents The papers include: political correspondence relating to Soames's ministerial career and with his Conservative colleagues; papers from his diplomatic postings in Paris, Brussels and Rhodesia; articles and speeches; photographs; appointment diaries; personal correspondence with friends; recordings and transcripts of interviews with CS which were to be used in his memoirs, which were never completed; some papers on his personal interests, including horseracing; some videos, particularly...
Dates: 1921 - 2006
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Joseph Ford

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FORD
Scope and Contents

Ford's papers consist of three diaries kept during his postings, and a later memoir of him by his son.

Dates: 1960 - 2014
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Lord Vansittart of Denham

Reference Code: GBR/0014/VNST
Scope and Contents VNST I is divided into two main groups: official papers or copies of official papers (sections 1-3); and personal papers (section 4). The first three groups include not only Cabinet and Foreign Office papers, which were officially registered, but also some secret official correspondence which did not go through the registry and some semi-official correspondence VNST II includes personal letters, several from prominent persons, which give a vivid picture of Vansittart's passionate...
Dates: 1801 - 1978
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Maurice Hankey

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HNKY
Dates: 1865 - 1973
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Individual closures of files are indicated in the catalogue.
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The Papers of Rowland Kenney and Kit Kenney

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNY
Scope and Contents

Comprising official papers, correspondence and notebooks mainly relating to Norway and Finland.
The papers focus on Rowland Kenney's work in Norway during the two World Wars and on Kit Kenney's work in Finland and Norway during the Second World War.

Dates: 1906 - 1952
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir Alexander George Montagu Cadogan

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD
Scope and Contents

The collection includes scrapbooks containing photographs and press cuttings; family and professional correspondence; speeches and articles; official documents relating to Foreign Office and Suez Canal Company business; and draft notes for Cadogan's autobiography. A series of frank personal diaries with almost daily entries cover Cadogan's career and private life from his appointment as Minister to China in 1933 to his retirement.

Dates: 1890 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir Andrew Graham Gilchrist

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GILC
Scope and Contents

Military, diplomatic and literary papers, 1937-93.

Dates: 1937 - 1993
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is mostly open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir Auckland Campbell Geddes

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GEDD
Scope and Contents

This collection mainly consists of private papers and correspondence, 1885-1954, and family papers, 1783-1963. The material, especially the ministerial and ambassadorial papers, collected together by David Geddes provides an insight into the 1910s and 1920s. The collection also includes Geddes' writings on medical, spiritual and military matters.

Dates: 1783 - 1991
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Baker, Philip John Noel (1889-1982, Baron Noel-Baker, politician) 1
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Bourke, Richard Southwell, 1822-1872 (6th Earl of Mayo and Viceroy of India) 1
Brimelow, Thomas, 1915 - 1995 (Baron Brimelow of Tyldesley) 1
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Canning, Charles John, 1812-1862 (Earl Canning, Governor General of India) 1
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Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658 ((Lord Protector, 1653-58)) 1
Currie, Philip Henry Wodehouse, 1834-1906 (Baron Currie) 1
Cárdenas, Alonso de, 1592-1664 (Spanish noble, Knight of Santiago) 1
Donnelly, Sir John Fretcheville Dykes, 1834-1902 (Knight, Major General) 1
Drake, Eugen John Henry Vanderstegen Millington, Sir (1889-1972, knight, diplomat) 1
Durand, Sir Henry Marion, 1812-1871 (Knight, Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab) 1
Eden, Robert Anthony, 1897 - 1977 (1st Earl of Avon, statesman) 1
Edinburgh, Alfred Ernest Albert, 1844-1900 (Prince, Duke of Edinburgh) 1
Ford, Joseph Francis, 1912 - 1993 (diplomat) 1
Foscarini, Marco, 1696–1763 (Venetian poet, writer and statesman) 1
Franklin, Michael David Milroy, Sir, 1927 - 2019 (Knight, Civil Servant) 1
Frere, Sir (Henry Bartle Edward Frere, 1815-1884, 1st Baronet, statesman) 1
Geddes, Auckland Campbell, 1879 - 1954 (1st Baron Geddes, politician) 1
Gilchrist, Andrew Graham, Sir, 1910 - 1993 (Knight, diplomat) 1
Gladstone, William Ewart, 1809-1898 (Prime Minister) 1
Gordon, Sir Henry William, 1818-1887 (Knight, army officer) 1
Hopson, Donald Charles, Sir, 1915 - 1974 (Knight, diplomat) 1
Hugessen, Hughe Montgomery Knatchbull, Sir (1886-1971, knight, diplomat) 1
Hutt, Sir William, 1801-1882 (Knight, politician) 1
James, II, 1633-1701 (King of Great Britain and Ireland) 1
Kenney, Kit, 1913 - 1988 (diplomat) 1
Kenney, Rowland, 1882 - 1961 (journalist and diplomat) 1
Lascelles, Frank Cavendish, Sir, 1841 - 1920 (Knight, diplomat) 1
Leeper, Alexander Wigram Allen, 1887 - 1935 (diplomat) 1
Liberal Party 1
Litvinov, Ivy, 1889-1977 (promoter of English in Russia) 1
O'Conor, Minna, fl1865 - 1933 (Lady O'Conor) 1
O'Conor, Nicholas Roderick, Sir, 1843 - 1908 (Knight, diplomat) 1
Palmer, Roger, 1634-1705 (Earl of Castlemaine, diplomat and author) 1
Phipps, Eric Clare Edmund, Sir, 1875 - 1945 (Knight, diplomat) 1
Roberts, Frank Kenyon, Sir, 1907 - 1998 (Knight, diplomat) 1
Robertson, Malcolm Arnold, Sir, 1877 - 1951 (Knight, Civil Servant, MP) 1
Royal Air Force 1
Royal Navy 1
Seymour, Horace James, Sir, 1885 - 1978 (Knight, diplomat) 1
Sophia, Dorothea, 1666-1726 (consort of George I, King of Great Britain) 1
Stevens, Roger Bentham, Sir, 1906 - 1980 (Knight, diplomat) 1
Temple, Henry John, 1784-1865 (3rd Viscount Palmerston and Prime Minister) 1
United Nations 1
Vansittart, Nicholas, 1766 - 1851 (Baron Bexley, statesman) 1
Wade, Sir Thomas Francis, 1818-1895 (Knight, diplomat) 1
Ward, John, 1805-1890 (diplomat) 1
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