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Macartney Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 MAC
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Macartney Collection
Date(s): c 1768
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 volume, manuscript, 41pp
Name of creator(s): Macartney | George | 1737-1806 | Earl Macartney | statesman and diplomat
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Administrative/Biographical history:

George, Earl Macartney (1737-1806) was a British statesman and diplomat. He was envoy extraordinary at St Petersburg, Russia, 1764-1767, Chief secretary of Ireland 1768-1772, Governor of Madras 1781-1785 and most notably the first British ambassador to China 1792-1794. He wrote a number of memoirs of his travels.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript draft of parts of George, Earl Macartney's work "An account of Russia MDCCLXVII" [1767] The order of the sections differs considerably from the published version which also includes chapters on history and arts and sciences as well as tables of exports and imports. There are various textual differences, usually minor.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single volume

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) Library, 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Publication: as "An account of Russia MDCCLXVII" (London, 1768)

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Date(s) of descriptions:
Revised Jan 2003

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