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Archive of the Drummond-Hay family


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The collection consists of:

  1. Papers of Sir Robert William Hay, 1805-52, including journals, correspondence, papers and drawings
  2. Papers of Edward William Auriol Drummond-Hay, 1829-45, including journals, correspondence, and notebooks
  3. Papers of Sir John Hay Drummond-Hay, 1838-1901, including journals, diaries and correspondence
  4. Papers of Sir Robert Hay Drummond-Hay, 1856-1924, including journals and correspondence
  5. Papers of Alice Emily Drummond-Hay, 1866-1938, including correspondence, a history of the Drummond-Hay family and translations of a novel
  6. Papers of Cicely Eleanor Meade-Waldo, 1856-1925, including journals, correspondence and notebooks
  7. Miscellaneous papers of the Drummond-Hay family, 1771-1951


  • Creation: 1771-1951


6.82 Linear metres (62 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. d. 488, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. b. 239, c. 1072-91, d. 488-509, e. 345-71, f. 31-2, Photogr. c. 3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12688


Papers of Sir Robert William Hay, Edward William Auriol Drummond-Hay, Sir John Hay Drummond-Hay, Sir Robert Hay Drummond-Hay, Alice Emily Drummond-Hay and Cicely Eleanor Meade-Waldo.

Biographical / Historical

The Drummond-Hay family consists of Sir Robert William Hay (1786-1861), Under Secretary of State for the Colonies; Edward William Auriol Drummond-Hay (1785-1845), Consul General in Tangier; Sir John Hay Drummond-Hay (1816-93), diplomat, Consul General and subsequently minister plenipotentiary in Morocco; Sir Robert Hay Drummond-Hay (1846-1936), diplomat at Tangier, Stockholm, Tunis and Beirut; Alice Emily Drummond-Hay (d 1940), daughter of Sir John Hay Drummond-Hay; and Cicely Eleanor Meade-Waldo (d 1935), niece of Sir John Hay Drummond-Hay. Details of Sir John Hay Drummond-Hay are given in the Dictionary of National Biography. Details of Sir Robert Hay Drummond-Hay are given in Who Was Who.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Robert Drummond-Hay through the Colonial Records Project, Oct. 1980.

Archive of the Drummond-Hay Family
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom