Catalogue of additional papers of the 4th Earl of Clarendon, with papers of Sir Thomas Villiers Lister, 1838-1865

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

2002

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Introduction
A    Letters from the 4th Earl of Clarendon, and Lady Clarendon to Lord Clarendon's sister, Lady Theresa Lewis, 1838-65, n.d.
B    Papers of Sir Thomas Villiers Lister, 1845-92


Additional papers of the 4th Earl of Clarendon, with papers of Sir Thomas Villiers Lister, 1838-1865

Abstract:
Correspondence of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon of the second creation, with his wife, Lady 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

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

Extent: 9 shelfmarks

Biographical History

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.

Acquisition

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

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 514, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

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

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Lewis | Lady | Maria Theresa | 1803-1865 | née Villiers, afterwards Lister | biographer
Lister | Sir | Thomas Villiers | 1832-1902 | Knight | Assistant Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Villiers | George William Frederick | 1800-1870 | 4th Earl of Clarendon | statesman
Villiers | Katharine | 1810-1874 | née Grimston afterwards Barham | wife of 4th Earl of Clarendon

A   Letters from the 4th Earl of Clarendon, and Lady Clarendon to Lord Clarendon's sister, Lady Theresa Lewis, 1838-65, n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 538, d. 514-19


1838-49
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. d. 514
Extent: 180 leaves

1850-Mar. 1856
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. d. 515
Extent: 197 leaves

Apr. 1856-1857
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 538
Extent: 248 leaves

1858
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. d. 516
Extent: 176 leaves

1859-Sept. 1861
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. d. 517
Extent: 219 leaves

Oct. 1861-1863
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. d. 518
Extent: 205 leaves

1864-5, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. d. 519
Extent: 208 leaves

B   Papers of Sir Thomas Villiers Lister, 1845-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1034, d. 483


Correspondence and papers of Sir Thomas Villiers Lister, 1845-92, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1034
Extent: 337 leaves

Scope and Content:

Mainly Foreign Office memoranda to and from his uncle, Lord Clarendon, Lord Granville, Lord Derby, and Lord Salisbury, including (fols. 187-90) memorandum by Charles Abbott on the proposed re-organization of the Foreign Office, 1869, with (fols. 1-87) correspondence of the Clarendon and Lister families, 1831-65, n.d.


Three journals kept by Sir Thomas Villiers Lister during diplomatic missions, 1855-6, 1861
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. d. 483
Extent: 210 leaves

Scope and Content:

Missions to

  • (fols. 1-15) Vienna in 1855
  • (fols. 16-168) Moscow in 1856
  • (fols. 169-210) Prussia in 1861

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