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Collection Level Description: Correspondence and Papers of Sir Maurice William Ernest de Bunsen

Reference: De Bunsen Boxes 1-24
Title: Correspondence and Papers of Sir Maurice William Ernest de Bunsen
Dates of Creation: [c.1826-1945]
Extent: 24 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English, French, German, and Spanish

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

Political, semi-official, personal and family correspondence and papers of Sir Maurice de Bunsen, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Custodial History

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.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

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Access Points

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

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