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Details of FO 633
Reference: FO 633
Title: Cromer Papers

This series contains private and official correspondence and papers of Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer. They cover his diplomatic career as Chief Secretary to the Viceroy of India, as Commissioner of the Egyptian Public Debt and (later) minister plenipotentiary in Egypt; and the period when he was active at home in parliamentary and political affairs. The papers include some personal and literary correspondence. It should be noted that all these papers, with the exception of certain holograph reports in volume 16, are printed, either officially or privately, or typed.

A second collection of papers was presented to the Public Record Office in 1980. It consists mainly of officially printed volumes, correspondence to and from Lord Cromer, five volumes of the amended "Modern Egypt" published in 1908 and miscellaneous newspaper cuttings, pamphlets and booklets.

Date: 1840-1929
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer, 1841-1917

Physical description: 116 files and volumes
Access conditions: Normal Closure before FOI Act:
Immediate source of acquisition:

Foreign Office , in 1958 and , in 1981

George Rowland Stanley Baring3rd Earl of Cromer, 1918-1991 , in 1958 and , in 1981

Custodial history: Part of the collection was presented by the third Earl of Cromer to the Foreign Office in 1958.
Selection and destruction information: The original correspondence and letter books are not known to have survived.

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