Thornton, Edward, Sir, 1817-1906
- Existence: 1817 - 1906
Sir Edward Thornton (1817-1906), British diplomat; held posts in Latin America, Turkey, Russia, and served as Minister to the United States.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Sir Edward Thornton correspondence with the British Foreign Office
Call Number: GEN MSS 864
Overview: The papers are comprised of more than 2,500 original autograph manuscript letters and dispatches received by Sir Edward Thornton, and manuscript copies of Thornton's outgoing official and private correspondence and dispatches, in the period following the American Civil War. Thornton's correspondence was with several important figures in British foreign policy including foreign secretaries Edward Henry Stanley, George William Frederick Villiers, and George Leveson-Gower. Hundreds of other...