Catalogue of the correspondence and papers of Francis Werry, consul at Smyrna, and his son Francis Peter, diplomat, c.1800-30

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Correspondence and papers of Francis Werry, consul at Smyrna, and his son Francis Peter, diplomat, c.1800-30

Correspondence and papers of Francis Werry, consul at Smyrna, and his son Francis Peter, who served as a diplomat in Malta, Russia, France, Vienna and Dresden, c.1800-30

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. b. 238, c. 1032

Extent: 2 shelfmarks


Bought, Sotheby's, 23 March 1981, lot 101.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 1032, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Werry | Francis | 1745-1832 | consul at Smyrna
Werry | Francis Peter | 1788-1859 | diplomat

Subjects (LCSH)

Diplomatic and consular service, British

Descriptive List

Correspondence of F.P. Werry, 1802-23
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1032
Extent: 230 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-124) miscellaneous letters arranged alphabetically, including (fols. 36-60) letters to and from William R. Hamilton, 1803-14
  • (fols. 125-81) correspondence with his parents and his brother Nathaniel. Some of these letters are printed in Personal Memoirs and Letters of Francis Peter Werry (London, 1861)
  • (fols. 182-230) letters from various correspondents to Francis Werry senior, 1800-20

Papers of Francis and F.P. Werry, early 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. b. 238
Extent: 185 leaves

Scope and Content:


  • (fols. 1-48) copy of a letter from the committee of the Privy Council for trade and plantations to the Duke of Leeds concerning trade with Turkey, 1791
  • (fols. 49-50) incomplete copy of a letter to Lord Castlereagh, dated from Reichenbach, August 1813
  • (fols. 51-68) copies of two letters from the Baron von Wangenheim to Count Metternich on the military organisation of the German Confederation
  • (fols. 70-89) drafts and copies of letters from F.P. Werry to Joseph Planta, 1821-3
  • (fols. 96-105) 'Reflections of a German statesman on the Congress of Verona', n.d.
  • (fols. 106-21) duplicated 'Memoir on the political and commercial relations of Great Britain with Asia Minor', n.d., watermark 1824
  • (fols. 122-70) discourses by F.P. Werry on European diplomacy, c.1830s
  • (fols. 173-85) autograph draft of parts of Charcombe Wells: a tale of country life (London, 1885) by Eliza F. Werry, daughter of F.P. Werry

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