Two diaries of Sir Robert Hay Drummond-Hay

Scope and Content

Letts diaries, 1875 and 1888, of Sir Robert Hay Drummond-Hay, describing daily events and the weather, and noting appointments.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Robert Hay Drummond-Hay (1846-1936) was a diplomat at Tangier, Stockholm, Tunis and Beirut. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Library from the Wellcome Institute Library, London, in 1999.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

Papers of the Drummond-Hay Family, which include journals, and other papers of Sir Robert Hay Drummond-Hay (MSS. Eng. hist. b. 239, c. 1072-91, d. 488-509, e. 345-71, f. 31-2).