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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir John Crampton

Reference: MSS. Crampton 1-94
Title: Papers of Sir John Crampton
Dates of Creation: 1836-86
Extent: 94 shelfmarks

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

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir John Crampton (1805-86) of Bushey Park, Enniskerry, co. Wicklow was a diplomat. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of Crampton mainly relating to: the United States of America and Anglo-American affairs (including trade between Canada and America, navigation laws, fisheries, copyright, and the recruitment of American citizens for the British army in the Crimea), 1848-56; Russia, 1858-61, and Spain, 1861, 1868; with some personal papers. There is no correspondence for the years 1846-7, and very little apart from bills for the years 1869-86, but there is a register containing abstracts of Crampton's 'private' letters to and from the Foreign Office, 1852-68. Also includes a portrait of Crampton as a young man.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The papers were owned by Miss Selina A. P. Boyle of Bushey Park, and were bequeathed by her to Miss Doreen Boyle.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library by Miss Doreen Boyle in 1967.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38167-260.

A catalogue of the collection, with an index, is available in the Library and at the National Register of Archives.

Related Units of Description

See also Microfilms of the Papers of Sir John Crampton as Ambassador to the United States.

Access Points

Crimean War, 1853-1856

Diplomatic and consular service, British

Diplomats | Great Britain

Crampton | John Fiennes Twisleton | 1805-1886 | Sir | 2nd Baronet and Diplomat

Great Britain and Ireland | Foreign Office




United States of America

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