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Additional papers of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, with papers of Sir Thomas Villiers Lister

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Letters of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, and Katharine Villiers, Countess of Clarendon, to Lord Clarendon's sister, Lady Theresa Lewis, 1838-1865. Also includes papers of of Sir Thomas Villiers Lister, 1845-92, relating to his work in the Foreign Office.

Dates

  • 1838-1892

Extent

0.65 Linear metres (9 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. d. 514, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1034, d. 483; Eng. lett. c. 538, d. 514-19

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13085

Overview

Correspondence of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon of the second creation, with his wife, Katharine, and his sister, Lady Theresa Lewis, 1838-65; papers of Sir Thomas Villiers Lister, mainly Foreign Office memoranda and journals of diplomatic missions, 1845-92

Biographical / Historical

George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon of the second creation (1800-70) was ambassador at Madrid, 1833-9, Lord Privy Seal, 1839-41, President of the Board of Trade, 1846, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1847-52, Foreign Secretary, 1853-8, 1865-6, 1868-70 and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1864. For full details see Dictionary of National Biography.

Sir Thomas Villiers Lister (1832-1902) was a nephew of the 4th Earl of Clarendon. He entered the Foreign Office in 1853, and was Private Secretary to Lord Clarendon. He was attached to special missions to Vienna, 1855; to Paris, 1856; to Russia, 1856; and to Lord Clarendon's special embassy to Prussia, 1861. He was Assistant Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1873-94. For more details see Who Was Who.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 29 June 1982, lot 66.

Related Materials

The papers of the 4th Earl of Clarendon, with earlier family papers, were deposited in the Bodleian Library in 1949 - MSS. Clarendon dep. b. 33-8; c. 1-104, c. 125-49, c. 178-226, c. 246-78, c. 357-426, c. 428-32, c. 441-510, c. 520-61; MSS. Clarendon dep. Irish boxes 1-82, Clarendon dep. Irish vols. 1-28; MS. Film 34. Correspondence and diaries of Lady Clarendon, together with miscellaneous family papers, were acquired in 1985 - MSS. Eng. c. 2082-2181, d. 2048-54, e. 2074-2132
Title
Catalogue of additional papers of the 4th Earl of Clarendon, with papers of Sir Thomas Villiers Lister, 1838-1865
Status
Completed
Date
2002
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom