John Dickson Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to his career in the Levant Consular Service, diaries, correspondence and some family papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dickson, John (1847-1906)

Born 1847 in Constantinople, son of Dr. Edward Dickson and Louisa Dickson (née Warrington). Served Levant Consular Service. Vice-Consul, Mosul, 1872-76; Vice-Consul, Beirut, 1877-82; Consul, Damascus, 1882-99; Consul-General, Jerusalem, 1899-1906. Married, 1874, Edith Wills - 3 sons (including H.R.P. Dickson) and 3 daughters. Died 1906 in Jerusalem.

Access Information


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Acquisition Information

Received before 1979.

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description created by Clare Brown 27 August 1998 and revised by Debbie Usher 4 November 2003.

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions on copying or quotation other than statutory regulations and preservation concerns

Custodial History

In the possession of the Dickson family.

Related Material

In Middle East Centre Archive

GB165-0065 Harold Dickson Collection (son)

GB165-0306 Sir Richard Wood Collection

GB165-0364 Dame Violet Penelope Dickson Collection (daughter-in-law)

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