Papers of the Drummond-Hay Family

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  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. b. 239, c. 1072-91, d. 488-509, e. 345-71, f. 31-2
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  • Physical Description
      62 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

The collection consists of:  

  • Papers of Sir Robert William Hay, 1805-52, including journals, correspondence, papers and drawings
  • Papers of Edward William Auriol Drummond-Hay, 1829-45, including journals, correspondence, and notebooks
  • Papers of Sir John Hay Drummond-Hay, 1838-1901, including journals, diaries and correspondence
  • Papers of Sir Robert Hay Drummond-Hay, 1856-1924, including journals and correspondence
  • Papers of Alice Emily Drummond-Hay, 1866-1938, including correspondence, a history of the Drummond-Hay family and translations of a novel
  • Papers of Cicely Eleanor Meade-Waldo, 1856-1925, including journals, correspondence and notebooks
  • Miscellaneous papers of the Drummond-Hay family, 1771-1951

Administrative / Biographical History

The Drummond-Hay family consists of Sir Robert William Hay (1786-1861), Under Secretary of State for the Colonies; Edward William Auriol Drummond-Hay (1785-1845), Consul General in Tangier; Sir John Hay Drummond-Hay (1816-93), diplomat, Consul General and subsequently minister plenipotentiary in Morocco; Sir Robert Hay Drummond-Hay (1846-1936), diplomat at Tangier, Stockholm, Tunis and Beirut; Alice Emily Drummond-Hay (d 1940), daughter of Sir John Hay Drummond-Hay; and Cicely Eleanor Meade-Waldo (d 1935), niece of Sir John Hay Drummond-Hay. Details of Sir John Hay Drummond-Hay are given in the Dictionary of National Biography. Details of Sir Robert Hay Drummond-Hay are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library through the Colonial Records Project in 1980.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.