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Papers of John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland


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The correspondence relates to Greece, mainly 1815-30 (MS. Eng. c. 4861), Florence, 1829-38 (MS. Eng. c. 4862) and orders and honours conferred on Westmorland, 1805-48 (MS. Eng. c. 4863), with correspondence with Lord Aberdeen, 1828-48 (MS. Eng. d. 2577).


  • 1805-1858


0.6 Linear metres (4 physical shelfmarks)

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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 4863, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. c. 4861-4863, d. 2577

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10007


Papers, mainly correspondence, of John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland, 1805-58, mainly relating to his diplomatic posting in Florence

Biographical / Historical

John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland (1784-1859) served in the British army in Sicily, 1806-7, and in the Peninsular, 1808-10; he was minister plenipotentary in Florence, 1814-30, and resident minister at Berlin, 1841-51. See Dictionary of National Biography.


The correspondence was arranged and uniformly bound in half black morocco gilt, marbled boards, in 1858 and (MS. Eng. d. 2577) 1859. Each volume has a list of contents which summarises the subject matter of each item.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, with MS. Eng. misc. b. 433, fols. 36-9, with the help of the Friends of the Bodleian, Christie's, 29 June 1994, lot 98.
Catalogue of the papers of John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland, 1805-58
Language of description
Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom