Sir John Crampton (1805-86) of Bushey Park, Enniskerry, co. Wicklow was a diplomat. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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.
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
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/)
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.
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