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Professional papers of Sir Maurice de Bunsen, 1877-1920

MS. 12138/28
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Item 1: Mainly letters, despatches and papers from Spain, France and Siam, discussing consular disputes at Coruna (Mar 1884), letter to Morier relating to tariff protocol discussions (May 1885), note on breakdown of commercial negotiations, diary-letter on Madrid disturbances and political crisis, caricatures of Layard's departure (Jun 1885), translation of description of bullfight (Jul 1885), draft letter to German Minister related to Caroline Isles (Aug 1885), 3 draft letters to Lord Salisbury mainly on prospects of Regency, (Sep-Nov 1885), memo on death of Alfonso XII (Dec 1885), draft despatch on Conseils des Prud'hommes, n.d., draft despatch on employment of foreign nationals in Siamese Service (Oct 1896), copy of extract of despatch from Lord Salisbury on Maurice de Bunsen's role at Anti-Anarchist Conference 1898-1899, manuscript map of Turkish army dispositions in Macedonia, n.d., typescript report on destruction of Casablanca by the French (Aug 1908) by Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, typescript report on visit to Spain of Mediterranean Fleet (2 copies), draft letter to Director of Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, n.d., 1894-1910.

Item 2: Correspondence with Foreign Office, including letters and telegrams relating to appointments and promotion, 1877-1896.

Item 3: Papers on Outbreak of War, including notes on proposals for mediation (Jul-Aug 1914), note on Austrian naval deployment, draft despatch on ultimatum to Serbia, detailed memorandum on diplomatic activity in Vienna (Jul-Aug 1914), draft despatch on arrangements for protection of British interests (18 Aug 1914), 3 letters from Foreign Office about Maurice de Bunsen's departure from Vienna, notes on treaties of London and Bucharest, dates of declaration of war, Gernab reaction to Serbian reply, memorandum on Austrian ultimatum to Serbia by Sir T. Cunningham (c. Jul 1915), 1914-1915.

Item 4: Correspondence and papers relating to James M. Beck's pamphlet, The Evidence in the Case, about Edith Cavell and on need for British propaganda in the USA.

Item 5: Special mission to South America, including typescript and draft despatches from Maurice de Bunsen, memorandum by de Osma on Peruvian-Chilean relations (13 May 1918), illuminated petition to raise the diplomatic status of British mission in Argentine, notes on 19th century South American history, memorandum and correspondence on award of honours to Britons in South America, letters of credence, Reuters interview (7 Oct 1918), election of Maurice de Bunsen to Geographical Society of Rio de Janeiro, 1918.

Item 6: Correspondence, mainly with de Osma and Herbert Blakiston, relating to foundation of de Osma Studentship Foundation at Oxford, 1919-1920.


  • Creation: 1877-1920


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12138/28

Former reference:

MB/II/A-F, De Bunsen Box 11.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom