AIM25 : Click here to go back to the AIM25 homepage
Archives in London and the M25 area

PARISH, Sir Woodbine (1796-1882)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 SWP
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at ›
Full title: PARISH, Sir Woodbine (1796-1882)
Date(s): 1807-1855
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box, 4 files
Name of creator(s): Parish | Sir | Woodbine | 1796-1882 | Knight | diplomat


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1796; appointed to the public service, 1812; sent to Sicily, 1814; accompanied the expedition to Naples that restored the Bourbon dynasty after the fall of Murat, 1815; junior secretary to Lord Castlereagh's extraordinary embassy for the settlement of the general peace of Europe upon the overthrow of Napoleon, Paris, 1815; assistant to Lord Castlereagh's private secretary, Joseph Planta, 1816; Ionian Islands, arranging with Ali Pasha of Yanina in Albania the cession of Parga and the indemnities for the Parganots, 1816; recalled to England, 1818; accompanied Lord Castlereagh to the congress of Aix-la-Chapelle; commissioner and consul-general to Buenos Aires, 1823, and in 1825 chargé d'affaires; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1833-1882; Chief Commissioner to Naples, 1840-1845; died, 1882.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Woodbine Parish including Dalrymple's catalogue of authors who have written on the Rio de la Plata, Paraguay and Chaco, published in London in 1807, with manuscript annotations by Parish, 1807-1837; papers relating to 'The question of opening the river Amazon to the flags of all nations' including press cuttings and letters, 1852-1855; volume containing printed and manuscript reports prepared for the Congress of Verona, 1822 including 'Events in Buenos Ayres since 1816', 'Events in Chile since 1810'; a treatise on ' The actual state of government in South America after the Independence' and 'An account of events in Mexico in 1821 by C. Parke'.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Accessible via The Foyle Reading Room. Free of charge for Fellows, Members and those with valid academic identification. All other users pay a charge and must bring identification in order to register on arrival.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at the discretion of the Archivist, and subject to completing 'application for copies' form. No reproduction without the permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Card index and hand list available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

'A life of Sir Woodbine Parish, 1796-1882', by the Hon Nina L Shuttleworth; Smith, Elder and Co, London 1910.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) ed.2, name authority NRA

Date(s) of descriptions:
21st June 2001. Aug 2008.

Related Subject Search

* To search for other records with similar subjects, tick any subjects above then click "Run New Search"

Related Personal Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"

Related Placename Search

* To search for other records with similar placenames, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"