Journal of Blanch Simmons

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Journal as companion to her father, Sir John Lintorn Arabin Simmons (1821-1903) on a mission to Rome as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Pope Leo XIII, 1 November 1889-21 May 1890.

Administrative / Biographical History

Blanch Simmons was the daughter of Sir John Lintorn Arabin Simmons (1821-1903) and his wife, Blanch, ne Weston (d 1898). On 29 October, Sir John Simmons was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Pope Leo XIII on a special mission with reference to questions of jurisdiction under the royal proclamation providing for the existing establishment of religion in Malta. His daughter, Blanch, accompanied and remained with him throughout his mission.

Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department, Online Archive Catalogue  (http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/). Accessed May 2002.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue is available in electronic format on the University of Birmingham Special Collections website: http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/ A paper catalogue to file level is available in the Special Collections Department.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

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