Sir Charles des Graz: Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

1,567 letters or parts of letters, to his mother, 1885-88 and 1895-1910, containing diplomatic, political, social and personal news.

Diaries, 1910, 1914, 1934-40, and parts of other diaries and lists. There is also a 1941 diary of another person.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Charles Louis des Graz (1860-1940), diplomat, served at Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey as Attach (1885), 3rd Secretary (1886) and 2nd Secretary (1891). He was Secretary of Legation, Tehran, Persia, 1901, then at Athens, 1903; Councillor of the Embassy, Rome, 1905 and charg d'affaires, Cettini, 1906; Minister to Peru and Equador, 1908-13; and Minister to Serbia, 1914-20. His mother was Constance des Graz (1835-1910).

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1991.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other letters of des Graz and the des Graz family, MS.Add.7450.