Catalogue description Sir Ernest Mason Satow: Papers

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Details of PRO 30/33
Reference: PRO 30/33
Title: Sir Ernest Mason Satow: Papers

Private, diplomatic and other correspondence, letter books, diaries and papers of Sir Ernest Mason Satow. The collection includes his diary, which covers a period of over sixty five years (1861 to 1926).

With the exception of a few drafts among those addressed to Lord Reay, the letters are all originals which appear to have been returned to Sir Ernest Satow after the death of their several recipients.

Date: 1856-1927
Related material:

A Foreign Office register of official correspondence relating to Sir Ernest Satow's period of service in Peking can be found in FO 350

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English

Sir Ernest Mason Satow, Knight, 1843-1929

Physical description: 23 box(es)
Immediate source of acquisition:

in 1929 and 1930

Sir Ernest Mason SatowKnight, 1843-1929 in 1929 and 1930

Administrative / biographical background:

After serving in the Japan consular service from 1861 to 1884 and becoming Japanese secretary to the legation in Tokyo, Sir Ernest Satow was successively agent, and then minister, to Siam (1884 to 1888), minister to Uruguay (1888 to 1893) and envoy to Morocco (1893 to 1895), Japan (1895 to 1900) and China (1900 to 1906). After his retirement, he acted as British member of the permanent court of arbitration (1906 to 1912) and as one of the British plenipotentiaries at the second peace conference (1907), both at The Hague.

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