Archive of Sir Eyre Crowe
Sir Eyre's papers consist mainly of correspondence, but also include some printed items, two files relating to Sir Eyre and Lady Crowe's post-war claims concerning their family's German and Rumanian investments, 1920-3, and some personal papers. The letters to his parents and later to his wife, Clema, provide a detailed account of the making of British foreign policy between 1880 and 1924. Crowe's daughter, Sybil Crowe, made extensive use of the papers for her work, Our ablest public servant: Sir Eyre Crowe, 1864-1925 (London, 1993). For further details see the Dictionary of National Biography.
4.4 Linear metres (40 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 2890, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. c. 6034-6035, d. 2890-2910, e. 3010-3026
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 10360
Correspondence and papers of Sir Eyre Crowe (1864-1925), Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1920-5.
Biographical / Historical
Sir Eyre Alexander Barby Wichart Crowe (1864-1925) was Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1920-5. He played a major role in the reform of the organization of the Foreign Office in 1906 and served as Minister Plenipotentiary in the British delegation to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers inherited from Sybil Crowe by her nephew, B.L. Crowe, and given by him, 1995.
- 19th century
- 20th century
- Crowe | Lady | Clema | fl 1903-1924 | nee Gerhardt | wife of Sir Eyre Crowe
- Crowe | Sir | Eyre Alexander Barby Wichart | 1864-1925 | Knight | diplomat
- Diplomatic and consular service -- British
- Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1901-1910
- Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1910-1936
- Great Britain and Ireland | Foreign Office
- Great Britain and Northern Ireland | Foreign Office
- Catalogue of the archive of Sir Eyre Crowe, 1880-1925
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation