Sir Maurice William Ernest de Bunsen (1852-1932), baronet, was a diplomat. He entered the British diplomatic service in 1877. Positions he held included Secretary of the British Legation in Tokyo, 1891-94; Chargé d'affaires and Consul General at Bangkok, 1894-97; First Secretary at Constantinople, 1897-1902; at Paris, 1902-5; Minister at Lisbon, 1905-06; Ambassador at Madrid, 1906-13; Ambassador at Vienna, 1913-18. In 1918 he headed a mission to South America. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Political, semi-official, personal and family correspondence and papers of Sir Maurice de Bunsen, consisting of:
On the death of Sir Maurice de Bunsen in 1932, without male issue, the papers passed to his eldest daughter Hilda, wife of Major-General Sir Guy Salisbury-Jones.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library in 1986.Access Conditions
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Diplomatic and consular service, British
Diaries | 19th century
Bunsen | Berta Mary de | 1869-1954 | nee Lowry-Corry
Bunsen | Elizabeth de | d. 1903 | nee Gurney
Bunsen | Sir | Maurice William Ernest de | 1852-1932 | Knight and Diplomat
Corry | Montagu William Lowry- | 1838-1903 | Baron Rowton | philanthropist
Great Britain | Politics and government | 19th century
Great Britain | Politics and government | 20th century