Papers of Charles Eastland de Michele

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 667-86; Eng. misc. b. 431, c. 884-7, d. 1287, e. 1401-45, f. 855-6; Photogr. c. 2, d. 1, g. 1
  • Dates of Creation
      18th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      76 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence; papers relating to Napoleon III; papers relating to the Morning Post; diaries, 1851-94; and family correspondence and papers, including papers of Vitale de Michele (1848-1906), civil engineer and inventor.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Eastland de Michele (1810-1898) was editor of the Morning Post, ca. 1834-44, and British Consul at St. Petersburg, 1849-54 and 1856-66.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The bulk of the papers was bequeathed to the Library by Beatrice Isabella Dorothy Torburn, great grand-daughter of de Michele, 1984. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 678, c. 681, and some miscellaneous papers, were bought from Alicia Boyle and Patricia Hutchins in 1985.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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